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Moss Point City JAG Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $15,715)

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 City of Moss Point will use JAG funds to reduce violence in targeted communities in the city through the community policing program, Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET). The goals are to reduce juvenile violence; provide alternatives to violence; and eliminate gang recruitment/affiliation. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 3, 2013