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Law Enforcement Improvements

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $714,123)

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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG funds to support law enforcement initiatives. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will work to reduce crime at the neighborhood level by deploying officers on an overtime basis to implement enforcement and prevention strategies that address emerging crime trends and areas where there are chronic crime problems. JAG funds will help involve officers with at-risk youth in a positive manner that allows them to mentor young people and help them develop appropriate decision making skills through participation in supervised activities. JAG funds will also provide officers with equipment that will help them handle more issues such as enablers of crime at the neighborhood level. The Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Office will use the funds to strengthen a number of inmate programs including domestic violence prevention, carpentry, and computer skills. Funds will also be used to upgrade community education programs and provide additional vehicles for officers in the field. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 5, 2011