U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Franklin County Regional Justice Assistance

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $488,138)

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).

Franklin County and the City of Columbus will use the FY 2016 JAG award for officer overtime for community prevention and education programs, enforcement of outstanding criminal warrants, and for the Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce. Funds will also be used to purchase body armor, body worn cameras, and radios. The remaining funds will pay for officer training and a mental health consultant to work with the jail. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 21, 2016