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JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $85,049)

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 Roanoke will use the JAG grant to support the Roanoke Police Department and Roanoke Sheriff's Office as part of their "improving safety of officers and citizens" project. The Roanoke Police Department will use the grant funds to provide supplementary bicycle patrols that target specific locations or crime patterns as part of a community policing effort to reduce crime. The Roanoke Sheriff's Office will use the funds to update its security cameras. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 24, 2014