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City of Philadelphia Justice Assistance Grant VII

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $2,383,833)

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 Philadelphia Police Department will use the grant to support several criminal justice projects. Funds will be used to support training, equipment, technology enhancements, crime mapping and analysis, and police overtime. The grant award will also be used to fund prosecutors who staff the courtrooms to expedite case dispositions and reduce prison costs; purchase informational technology hardware necessary to implement an electronic criminal discovery program; and equip several Criminal Justice Center courtrooms with videoconferencing capabilities in rooms handling domestic violence and sexual assault cases. These projects are essential to protect public safety and help deliver essential criminal justice services more reliably and cost effectively.


Date Created: August 29, 2011