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Criminal Justice Advisory Board

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $121,934)

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).

Dauphin County will use its 2011 JAG Grant to place crime victim advocates in the Harrisburg City Police Department and the Swatara Township Police Department. The Lower Paxton Police Department and Harrisburg City Police will use the funds to upgrade patrol car technology, video surveillance, crime scene equipment, and monitoring and lighting equipment.


Date Created: August 29, 2011