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2011 JAG Grant For Targeted Enforcement and Community awareness

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $22,996)

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 county of Henry will support the Sheriff's Office with targeted enforcement regarding gang and drug activity that is being conducted by deputies on an overtime bases. Additionally, funds will be used for major crime scene investigation in order to provide more efficient evidence collection; thus improving the conviction rate for crimes committed in Henry County.


Date Created: August 15, 2011