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Digital Forensic Equipment, Software, and Training

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $34,761)

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 Lawrence and Douglas County, KS have been identified as disparate and will utilize this 2016 JAG award to purchase forensic equipment and provide training needed to adequately process digital evidence collected during criminal investigations. This equipment has been identified by both the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and the Lawrence Police Department as the priority for this funding request and will greatly improve both agencies’ ability to respond to the increased demand of digital evidence collected during criminal investigations.


Date Created: August 28, 2016