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JAG11 Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $198,873)

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).
Spokane County and the City of Spokane will use JAG funds to equip local criminal justice authorities with the necessary tools and support to make the Spokane region safe. Through the grant, the city will make needed upgrades to computer software programs; purchase new desktop computers; and to hire a part-time Paint-Over Graffiti Coordinator. Spokane County will use its share to hire a Legal Secretary position in the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office; support property and drug crime prosecution programs; upgrade in-field reporting software; purchase aircard services; training; and to continue the support of a Neighborhood Watch Program Director position. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 18, 2011