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FY 15 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $40,300)

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).

Denton County, serving as the fiscal agent with the cities of Denton and Lewisville, will use its FY 2015 JAG Award to cover administrative costs. The City of Denton will use its portion of funds to purchase various communication and safety equipment, such as crime scene kits, Tasers and accompanying cartridges, cameras, and voice recorders. The City of Lewisville will acquire portable barrier systems that allow officials to block the view of certain police activities. Barrier systems can be set up quickly to maintain privacy and not infringe upon the integrity of the crime scene. Funds will also be used to fund leadership training for new supervisors. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 23, 2015