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Crime Prevention & Educational Programs and Crime Analysis Initiatives

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $21,632)

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 Douglasville, through the Douglasville Police Department, proposes to use the FY 2010 JAG grant award to start a Crime Analysis Program, enhance both the Citizens Police Academy and community programs targeting at-risk youth, provide training, and purchase law enforcement equipment. Enhancing crime analysis procedures will allow a proactive approach to crimes. Officers will be trained in the area of crime analysis and the department will purchase computer hardware and software to carry out this function. The equipment for the Citizens Police Academy will enhance their learning experiences by creating more hands-on training which will allow a better understanding of law enforcement and challenges they face every day.


Date Created: August 23, 2010