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FY 2011 JAG Grant, City of Seattle and King County

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $539,315)

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 consisting of King County and the city of Seattle will use their Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award to support the needs of local law enforcement agencies through employment opportunities, equipment, and technology improvements. The Seattle Police Department will use funds to hire three Crime Prevention Coordinators to work with the community to develop, implement, and coordinate a variety of programs that suppress criminal activity. The King County Sheriff's Office will use funds to replace an aging Law, Safety and Justice (LSJ) regional system. Additional funds will be used to purchase a case management data integration system for the Public Defender office. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 22, 2011