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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, $10,013)

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).

Brooks County, through the sheriff's office, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG award towards law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, grant funds will be used to purchase surveillance equipment, GPS tracking devices, and a detection tool for child porn investigators. The project goals are to cross train deputies, increase the number of arrests in burglaries and chemical thefts, increase the arrest and prosecution of child molestation cases, and increase the arrest and prosecution of manufacturing and sale of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs.


Date Created: August 24, 2010