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House Arrest Equipment Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $15,962)

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).

Duplin County will use this Fiscal Year 2014 JAG award to sustain their House Arrest Program. This program allows the county to continue to offer a safe and effective alternative to confinement to those individuals that the court rules are non-violent, first-time and/or youth offenders. This alternative offers many benefits including, but not limited to, cost reduction in jail expenses, reduction in jail overcrowding, reduction in overtime and/or additional staff needed for overcrowded jail population, and offer offenders the opportunity to continue school and work while serving their sentence. JAG will specifically pay for the electronic equipment to monitor offenders for a period of one year. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 27, 2014