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Macomb County's Crime Prevention Support

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $94,201)

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 the city and county in addressing substance abuse and upgrading law enforcement technology. The county will use funds to provide client support services to offenders with substance abuse issues through the county's jail diversion program. Funds will also allow the sheriff's department to replace outdated mobile computer terminals, in-car video systems, and radar equipment for patrol cars. The city will purchase technological upgrades and replacements for its patrol vehicles. A portion of the funds will be used for administrative costs.


Date Created: July 15, 2012