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Intercept Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $43,764)

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).

Washington County Sheriff's Office will use their FY 2011 JAG funds for one personnel position to conduct computer forensic analysis. The analyst will work in conjunction with the Child Exploitation Prevention Team tasked with the investigation of child sex crimes, child pornography, child exploitation, and the use of computers to promote these crimes. Expenditure of funds is limited to salary and fringe benefits for the new position.


Date Created: August 16, 2011