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Nicholas County FY15 JAG Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $26,524)

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 Nicholas County Commission will use FY15 JAG funds to support the Nicholas County Sheriff's Department. They are upgrading tactical equipment and providing training to the Special Response Team to enhance officer safety. The goal is to improve the function of the criminal justice system. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 31, 2015