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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, $16,154)

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 use the JAG award to pay overtime activities for school events where the potential for violence is higher than normal and the illegal use of alcohol and or illicit drugs may be an issue. The funds will also be utilized to fund overtime for the Wise Eyes Presentations to the private and public sectors. The Wise Eyes Program is modeled after neighborhood watch programs and incorporates tactics specifically tailored for the rural and industrial landscape. Utilizing personnel on an overtime basis will alleviate the strain on regular patrol activities which in turn will enhance services to the community and officer safety.


Date Created: August 27, 2013