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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $36,541)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Mercer County, through the sheriff's department, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $36,541 to support law enforcment initiatives. Specifically, grant funds will be used to pay the salary of a substance abuse therapist. The sheriff department's goal is to provide an intensive outpatient program on a regional basis that will meet the needs of the clients and allow them to maintain a daily activity list.


Date Created: September 2, 2010