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City of Philadelphia - JAG VIII

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,883,537)

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 city of Philadelphia will allocate all funding from the Fiscal Year 2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for criminal justice projects. These projects are essential to protect public safety and help deliver essential criminal justice services more reliably and cost-effectively. The projects include funding for Police Department initiatives including training, equipment, technology enhancements and police overtime; funding for prosecutors who staff the specific courtrooms (known as SMART rooms) to expedite case dispositions and greatly reduce prison costs, funding for informational technology hardware necessary to implement an electronic criminal discovery program; and funding staff for the Mental Health Court and funding for staff and supplies for Project Dawn Court. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 24, 2012