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Rapides Parish and Alexandria City FY15 JAG Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $75,460)

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).

Rapides Parish and Alexandria City, disparate jurisdictions, will use FY15 JAG funds to support law enforcement initiatives. They will continue to support the operation of the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Metro Task Force and the Alexandria Police Department. The Rapides Parish Sherriff's Office will serve as the fiscal agent managing the JAG award. The goals are to increase arrests and successful prosecutions, as well as to increase essential law enforcement services. They are improving the function of the criminal justice system.


Date Created: September 21, 2015