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Project Safe Highways

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $10,948)

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 grantee will use the grant to promote highway safety throughout the County. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase equipment to aid in traffic accidents. The project goals are to improve services and case representation; assist with the District Attorney's Office in providing accurate information and documentation involving traffic crash scenes to identify who is exactly at fault of the crash; and to decrease man-hours involved in the reconstruction of the traffic accident, minimize time spent on busy highways and will ensure an important approach to highway safety for deputies and citizens.


Date Created: August 11, 2011