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Graves Announces DOJ Grants for East Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston Parish Sheriff Offices to Reduce Crime and Keep Communities Safe

September 24, 2020
Press Release
Louisiana awarded $34.5 million total in this round of DOJ formula-based funding

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced East Baton Rouge, Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish Sheriff Offices are receiving a combined $222,190 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to aid their efforts in preventing and controlling crime. The breakdown is below:

“Federal, state and local officials have a shared goal – reducing crime in Louisiana – and these funds will help supplement their ongoing efforts to keep our communities safe. Reducing crime matters because some areas of our community have experienced an increase in violent crimes and theft. Our families deserve safety, our businesses deserve protection and our homes should not be threatened by these criminals,” Graves said. “We will continue to work with DOJ to identify sources of funding they could deploy to make sure our law enforcement community has the resources necessary to serve and protect. They are the true peacekeepers of our communities, and securing these funds is a small way to back their efforts in keeping our state a great place to raise a family.”

Recipient: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

  • Amount of Award: $177,123

Recipient: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office

  • Amount of Award: $22,212

Recipient: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office

  • Amount of Award: $22,855

About:

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program 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;

7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)

8) mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs.

This JAG award will be used to support criminal justice initiatives that fall under one or more of the allowable program areas above. Funded programs or initiatives may include multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces, crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, justice information sharing initiatives, or other programs aimed at reducing crime and/or enhancing public/officer safety.

The full funding, $34,597,183, awarded to Louisiana from DOJ is below (Recipient, Amount):

  • Empower 225, $499,458.00
  • STAR Center, $800,000.00
  • LA Coalition Against DV, $91,274.00
  • LA Commission on Law Enforcement, $625,616.00
  • LA Public Defender Board, $445,248.00
  • LA Commission on Law Enforcement, $2,951,715.00
  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, $177,123.00
  • LA Commission on Law Enforcement, $1,414,000.00
  • LA Commission on Law Enforcement, $23,490,366.00
  • Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, $770,806.00
  • LA Commission on Law Enforcement, $190,769.00
  • LA Commission on Law Enforcement, $2,328,643.00
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, $22,212.00
  • Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, $10,868.00
  • State of LA Office of Youth Development, $156,588.00
  • Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid, $39,774.00
  • LA Commission on Law Enforcement, $61,109.00
  • Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, $22,855.00
  • Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, $498,759.00

 

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