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Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $69,620)

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 (City of Battle Creek and Calhoun County) will use their JAG funds to improve law enforcement technology. Specifically, Calhoun County Sheriff's Department will hire an information technology consultant to help with report conversion and ensure a smooth transition to a new records management system. The Battle Creek Police Department will utilize funding to pay for specialized out-of-state training (i.e. professional development, problem-solving techniques, and problem oriented policing strategies) and purchase patrol operations equipment.


Date Created: August 21, 2011