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Suffolk County NY 2011 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Projects

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $248,472)

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 grant recipient will use the FY 2011 JAG funds to support projects that best meet the criminal justice needs of the county. The grant funds will be used to purchase necessary equipment and provide overtime costs for additional hours to address youth violence and gang issues in the county. In addition, the grant funds will be used to pay fees to court appointed guardians for incapacitated adults, fund Psychological Assessments for offenders with mental illnesses, and assist with hiring and support of personnel costs.


Date Created: August 29, 2011