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FY 2010 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,098,159)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Fulton County and the city of Atlanta will utilize the FY 2010 award towards law enforcement initiatives. The city of Atlanta, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to purchase location devices for all police cars and fund overtime for officers. Fulton County will use funds to support personnel, travel, supplies, and contractual costs for the following law enforcement programs: Transitional Rehabilitation and Comprehensive Services (TRACS), Legal Lives, Junior District Attorney, Reentry and Recidivism Reduction Program, and Drug Court/Mental Health Court Division.


Date Created: August 22, 2010