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Pinellas County JAG 2016 Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $247,479)

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 of Pinellas County and St. Petersburg, FL will use their FY 16 JAG funds sustain the Pinellas County Police Athletic League's After-School Program to prevent and reduce delinquent behavior and to address juvenile crime and victimization by supporting evidence based practices that include after-school sports, recreational, leadership and academic activities and mentoring by law enforcement and Police Athletic League staff. The St. Petersburg Police Department will use JAG funding to enable the provision of overtime for police officers to concentrate on specific issues at designated geographic and temporal points within the City more effectively.


Date Created: August 15, 2016