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BJA FY11 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Local Solicitation.

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $39,971)

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).

Orangeburg County will utilize the Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award to support their Volunteer Victim Advocate Program. The Victim Service Unit will be capable of expanding direct service to a significantly underserved population in Orangeburg County as well as impacting citizens in rural areas of the county. Funds will be used for direct services to victims of crime, media campaigns to promote awareness, training for advocates, uniforms, supplies, and computer equipment. JAG will enable the program to provide services for more crime types and create a reduced case load per advocate.


Date Created: August 23, 2011