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2012 Local JAG Joint Award - Allegheny County and 5 Municipalities.

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $379,129)

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 county of Allegheny and other municipalities are disparate and will share this JAG award. Grant funds will be used to purchase police vehicles and law enforecemnt equipment, hire personnel, and create a Taser Evidence System. This award will help ensure the health, safety and protection of citizens by having well trained, equipped and prepared law enforcement agencies. NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 25, 2012