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FY 2013 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $61,275)

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 grantee will use the grant to support five projects: the Osceola County Sheriff's Office will support contractual services to collect, evaluate, maintain, and disseminate raw information for the development of law enforcement strategies, priorities, policies, and investigative tactics; the Osceola County Corrections crisis intervention team will attend trainings that focus on the best ways to respond to incidents involving a mental health crisis; the Osceola County Corrections inmate parenting classes will offer inmates an opportunity to learn parenting techniques that can improve and strengthen family life; the Osceola County Corrections security enhancements will include the purchase of flashlights and pouches, flip cameras, and handheld metal detectors; and the Osceola County Corrections will purchase less-than-lethal weapons and ammunition. The project goals are to increase essential law enforcement and public safety services throughout the County.


Date Created: August 8, 2013