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Drug Treatment Court Programs and Law Enforcement Technology Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $83,145)

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 utilize the JAG award to support the Bibb County Adult Drug Court program, as well as purchase technology upgrades and other law enforcement equipment. The project goals are to improve safety within the community; improve communications between the courts and law enforcement through technology; and to reduce an overreliance on incarceration through alternative sentencing for the substance-abusing drug offender.


Date Created: July 30, 2012