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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $69,573)

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 the grant to support the sheriff's office, corrections, and drug court program. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office will use funds to contract professional services for the safe and proper legal disposal of hazardous waste from methamphetamine clandestine laboratories. Osceola County Corrections will purchase a body orifice scanning device in order to scan the bodies of inmates for weapons and contraband objects. The Juvenile Drug Court Program intends to reduce juvenile substance abuse and related criminal activities through the use of strength based treatment services, judicial supervision, random urinalysis testing, and case management services. Grant funds will be used to purchase drug test kits for random drug screenings for youth of families that do not have the means to pay for the screenings.


Date Created: August 18, 2011