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Suffolk County Edward Byrne Local Justice Assistance Grant 2010

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $315,499)

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).

Suffolk County will use the FY 2010 JAG grant in the amount of $315,499 towards multiple initiatives designed to enhance criminal justice services provided to the community. Specifically, grant funds will be used to provide funds for public guardianship, domestic violence panic alarms, adolescent opiate dependence prevention programs, a heroin drug task force, services in the sheriff's gang prevention program and to parents for Megan's Law and the Crime Victims Center. Funds will cover personnel, overtime, and contractual costs for these programs.


Date Created: August 16, 2010