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Pine Bluff City and Jefferson County FY15 JAG Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $53,968)

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 Pine Bluff and Jefferson County will use JAG funds to support law enforcement training initiatives at the Pine Bluff Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The Pine Bluff Police Department will serve as the fiscal agent managing the award. Through enhancements in technology they will improve officer and public safety, reduce crime, and build community relationships community. The goal is to improve the function of the criminal justice system.


Date Created: August 30, 2015