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FY 16 Bristol County JAG Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $215,640)

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 initiatives.

Funds will be used for officer overtime and computer tablets for cruisers. The goals of this project are to provide comprehensive public safety,reduce crime and violence in each jurisdiction, employ data-driven collaborative, community-oriented approaches to crime prevention, intervention, and enforcement, and institute the principles of problem solving and community-oriented policing strategies. This project meets unfunded needs and increases communication and organizational capacity and expands officer presence in the community, and heightens overall safety.


Date Created: September 5, 2016