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FY 2012 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $18,772)

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 2012 JAG funds will be used to: prepare high school students for careers in the Criminal Justice System; assist investigators in ease of data collection; provide personal protection for corrections officers; and assist crime victims in their contact with the criminal justice system.

These goals will be achieved by: continuing to promote the Criminal Justice Program to high school students; purchasing iPads and adjacent application/software for increased investigation capabilities; purchasing increased personal protection for both the corrections officers and inmates; and continuing to be responsive to the victims of crime and seeking justice in all aspects of criminal prosecutions. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 31, 2012