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FY 2010 JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $341,494)

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 city of Norfolk, through the police department, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds to enhance the quality of life and protect their citizens. Specifically, grant funds will be used for the following: the Norfolk Police Department will expand its Rifle Patrol Program by purchasing additional rifles; the Norfolk Sherriff's Office will provide drug treatment to inmates in the Norfolk Work Release/Jail Drug Treatment Program; the Norfolk Community Service Board's Opiod Treatment Program will support a counselor position; the Norfolk Criminal Justice Services-Local Offender Treatment and Supervision Agency will implement a Prostitution Intervention Program; and the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Office will hire an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney to join the Juvenile Team which prosecutes non-violent juvenile cases.


Date Created: August 17, 2010