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FY 15 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $45,334)

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 the JAG award to purchase prevention and education equipment, fund officer overtime, and fund training expenses. Specific purchases will include a fatal vision goggle set, portable projector, laptop computer, reflective safety vests, and earphones. The overtime and equipment will be used to staff and implement Parenting Support Workshops and Police and Teen Dialog Workshops. In addition, overtime will also be utilized for curfew and truancy enforcement details. Funds will also be utilized for police department instructors to attend community policing and life coaching trainings. The goals of this project are for the police department to partner with parent groups, students, school officials, and other community stakeholders to build a model of cooperation that will reduce persistent youth-related problems and assist with identifying solutions.


Date Created: July 30, 2015