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Sexual Assault Advocate, Police Visibility Overtime, Enhancing Adjudication

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $304,299)

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).

City of Cincinnati will use grant funds for police officer overtime to increase police visibility and reduce violent crime; they will also hire a Sexual Assault Advocate to serve as a liaison between the victim, police, and the court systems. Hamilton County will fund enhanced adjudication to provide safe community release options for medium risk detainees and offenders.


Date Created: August 30, 2015