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2012 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $155,521)

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 law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used for police to fund overtime to provide for a safer community through increased officer presence. In addition, the funds will allow for technological enhancements and purchase of equipment to increase efficiency. A Ford truck and tactical equipment will be purchased to enhance this emergency service unit vehicle. Lastly, the funds will support personnel costs for probation staffing of Criminal and Family Court by paying overtime to Probation Officers to conduct their court-related duties.


Date Created: July 30, 2012