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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, $78,248)

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).

Oceola County will use the JAG award to fund the following programs: 1) The Police/Fire Protocol Implementation Program in the City of St. Cloud will implement the fixed protocols for Police and Fire emergency call taking, using the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch Priority Dispatch System, 2) The Introduction to Computers Program in the Oceola County Corrections Department will provide vocational training to assist inmates economic stability upon re-entry by preparing them with computers skills, 3) The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) will be a multi-jurisdictional team, consisting of the Oceola County Sheriff's Office, the City of Kissimmee Police Department, and the City of St. Cloud Police Department, and will assist criminal justice personnel's responses to incidents involving metal health crisis, 4) The SWAT Vests Program for the Oceola County Sheriff's Office will purchase entry vests to be utilized during SWAT Team operations, and 5) The Juvenile Drug Court Program will purchase drug test kits, bus passes for the participants to attend the treatment sessions and court appearances, and utilize a certified substance abuse treatment provider. These projects will increase the quality of life for citizens throughout the county.


Date Created: August 22, 2010