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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, $12,841)

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).

The disparate jurisdictions, consisting of Labette County and the city of Parsons, will use JAG award to provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG Program. The city of Parsons, serving as the fiscal agent for the grant award, will use its share of grant funds to purchase new transmitter radios and new mobile radio units for city police vehicles. Labette Count will use its share of grant funds to purchase digital recording equipment for the sheriff's department interview room. The types of equipment that will be purchased include cameras, a recorder, a computer to run applicable software, a laser printer, and a multi-disc recorder.


Date Created: September 9, 2010