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Taser Purchase/Drug Court Program Assistance

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $16,251)

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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement and substance abuse treatment initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase tasers with accessories and provide training to officers on its proper use. A small portion will be used to provide substance abuse treatment and transitional housing for clients of Vigo County’s Adult Drug Court. The project goals are to enhance officer safety and provide rehabilitative services to Vigo County’s Drug Court participants.


Date Created: September 3, 2015