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City of North Charleston/Charleston County Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $183,615)

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 city of North Charleston and Charleston County have been identified as disparate and will share the aggregate of funds allocated under the Fiscal Year 2011 JAG Program. The grant will provide both local and county law enforcement officers and courts with equipment necessary to more efficiently and effectively enforce the laws of the community and to address the current case backlog of the local courts through the funding of prosecutor salaries. North Charleston will use its share of the funds to procure equipment and supplies which will assist the North Charleston Municipal Court with its transition in allowing on-line payments, video recording of courtrooms and other improvements to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the court; and to partially fund a Criminal Domestic Violence Prosecutor at the Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office. Charleston County will use its share of the funds to repair and/or replace Tasers and to partially fund the salary of a General Prosecutor at the Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office.


Date Created: August 18, 2011