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Suffolk County 2012 Justice Assistance Award

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $197,580)

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 grant recipient will use the JAG award to replace existing evidentiary breath analysis equipment, continue to accommodate and deliver educational presentations and community affairs work, continue to deter and prevent the sale and use of drugs in Suffolk County, provide counseling services for victims of crime, and facilitate inter-jurisdictional information and intelligence exchange to aid in the apprehension of criminal groups.


Date Created: July 24, 2012