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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $59,555)

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).

Lexington County will utilize FY 2010 JAG funds for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program. Grant funds will be used to support Sistercare, a crime victim program which provides crime victim services to battered women and children; purchase office furniture and equipment including metal detectors, computer hardware/software for the Magistrate Court Service; and to purchase tables and chairs for the sheriff's office training and conference room.


Date Created: August 23, 2010