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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $48,972)

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).

Lexington County will utilize the FY 2011 JAG award to fund various criminal justice projects within the county. Funds will allow the Magistrate's Office to purchase and install audio/visual equipment in courtrooms which will enable the judge and jury to view evidence; the Sheriff's Department to purchase mobile licenses to provide deputies throughout the county with access to the newly implemented Dispatch/Jail/Records Management System; and counseling services to be provided to battered women and their children through Sistercare, a local non-profit organization.


Date Created: August 21, 2011