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2015 Omaha/Douglas County JAG Grant Projects

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $373,582)

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 Omaha and Douglas County will utilize 2015 JAG funding to achieve these goals: (1) Increase the efficiencies and effectiveness of criminal justice systems through technology improvements and enhancements. (2) Ensure quality crime prevention and education programs through education and outreach, and intervention programs. (3) Enhance the professionalism and safety of law enforcement personnel through conference and training opportunities. The project goals are to increase essential law enforcement services, officer and community safety.


Date Created: August 31, 2015