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Cass County 2012 Collaborative Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $71,105)

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 these funds to purchase a special service vehicle that will be utilized as a major crimes response vehicle to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of investigations relating to major crimes including homicide and sexual assault. The vehicle will act as the on-scene control center to facilitate case management, allow for a controlled environment in which to conduct forensic science practices in a mobile crime laboratory type setting, and consolidate current resources into one mobile location. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 31, 2012