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FY2014 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program for the City of Virginia Beach

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $111,113)

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 Virginia Beach will utilize its JAG award to support the police department, sheriff's office, Virginia Beach Office of Community Corrections and Pretrial Services, and the Summer Youth Employment Program. Funds will be used to upgrade and replace aging police equipment that will enhance officer and public safety, purchase equipment and software upgrades for the sheriff's office deputies and the Office of Community Corrections, and provide work experience and education for at-risk youth during their summer break.


Date Created: August 24, 2014