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Mercer County JAG Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $28,401)

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 Mercer will pay the salary of a substance abuse therapist for an intensive outpatient program. The substance abuse therapist will provide treatment to Mercer, Summers, Monroe, and Raleigh County Day Report Centers. The program goal is to reduce the recidivism rate of clients that leave treatment programs and relapse within 30 days of a treatment program. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 15, 2011