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Building Community Trust, Recruitment Program, and Drug Court Support

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $42,450)

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 grantee will use their 2015 Local JAG funds to: improve the community’s trust of police officers; strengthen relationships within the community; enhance current community policing efforts; educate the community about law enforcement programs; recruit the most qualified, dedicated and diverse individuals who are service oriented; increase officer safety; and support the Charles County Drug Court Program.


Date Created: August 20, 2015