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Kansas City FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $124,208)

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 this Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award to pay personnel expenses. The funds will support the Kansas City Police Department's Teleserve Unit by hiring staff to facilitate calls for service from the community. The Teleserve officers acquire necessary information from citizens regarding the incident, reporting and investigation by way of telephone allowing police officers to patrol the streets.


Date Created: August 11, 2011