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2013 Edward Byrne Memoral Justice Assistance Grant for Clark Count and the City of Springfield.

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $44,400)

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 program 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 for technology improvement and prosecution programs. The funds will be used to improve, update, and add communications equipment. The equipment will allow the officers to communication quickly, and securely, increasing the effectiveness in crime fighting. They also plan to equip all uniform police cruisers with cruiser cameras. The new equipment will increase officer safety. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 13, 2013