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Camden County's FY 14 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $289,135)

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 to support law enforcement and crime prevention initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase police cruisers, radios, mobile data terminals, guns, helmets, training rounds, computers, cameras, tasers, flashlights, wands, and license plate readers. In addition, funds will be used towards education programs for at risk youth, national night owl crime prevention program, and witness protection programs. The project goal is to increase essential law enforcement services.

Date Created: July 21, 2014