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2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $168,613)

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 Corpus Christi will utilize the FY 2014 Local JAG funds to purchase various law enforcement equipment. Specifically, the police department plans to purchase items such as: evidence storage equipment for narcotics, FTO and training records software, LRAD system (loud hailing device), computer software and hardware, and command boards for supervisors' vehicles. Nueces County will fund a prosecutor position and pay for travel and training costs. The goal of both jurisdictions is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the criminal justice system through the preservation of a drug abuse prosecutor, law enforcement equipment, and officer training. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 5, 2014