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Handheld Electronic Citation (e-Cite) Writers Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $13,347)

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 grantee will use the JAG award to purchase of Electronic Citation Writers (E-Cite). The equipment will enhance roadway capabilities, safety, and reduce staff time due to the input of redundant data. E-Cite writers also allow automatic checks of criminal justice information, are accepted by the court system, and make issuing citations more efficient.

Date Created: July 9, 2012