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FY 2010 JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $139,291)

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).

Fairfax County, through the police department, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds for technological improvements. The Fairfax Police Department intends to purchase a cellular telephone tracking device to assist in locating crime victims, suspects of crimes, wanted persons, and those in need of emergency services, as well as a document management system and scanner to convert existing paper documents into electronic files. These improvements will increase the overall effectiveness of the police department.


Date Created: August 16, 2010