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Jackson City & Madison County JAG Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $69,722)

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 city of Jackson and county of Madison have been designated as disparate jurisdictions and will share the JAG award. The Jackson Police Department will serve as the fiscal agent for the award and will coordinate efforts with the Madison County Sheriffs Office. The Jackson Police Department will purchase equipment and to pay for salary a law enforcement staff. The Madison County Sheriff's Office will pay the salary for an additional full-time deputy sheriff to provide a safe and secure environment for courtroom employees, courtroom spectators, and citizens of Madison County.


Date Created: August 25, 2011