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Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $12,260)

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 grantee will use the grant funds to support overtime for narcotics agencts, enabling them to continue to successfully complete their cases. The project goals are to continue the purchases of narcotics from all level of drug dealers, to seize as much of their assets as possible, gather intelligence, perform surveillance and purse convictions of those arrested. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 1, 2011