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FY 2012 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $15,781)

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 disparate jurisdictions will use the JAG award to support law enforcement and drug court initiatives. Funds will be used to support on-going operational costs for the County Drug Court and pay salary costs for the Drug Court Coordinator. Monies will also be used to purchase a console boat with caravan trailer to be utilized by the jurisdictional Special Response Team and Drug Task Force. The equipment will be used for execution of search warrants and arrest warrants along the Wabash River, and other large bodies of water within the jurisdiction. Also, the boat will be used to rescue individuals from their homes in case of flood or other natural disasters.


Date Created: July 10, 2012