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FY2016 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program for the City of Virginia Beach

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $97,246)

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 City of Virginia Beach will use the JAG funds to enhance the city police department’s ability to investigate and document criminal offenses by upgrading their technology, enhancing current forensic capabilities, and improving the functionality of conducting covert operations. The city will also use JAG funds to purchase software used to record inmate movement for the Sheriff’s Office and hire a part-time temporary worker for the Community Corrections Office to assist with administrative tasks.


Date Created: August 9, 2016