Cook County recently awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to organizations supporting public safety programs.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program is administered through the County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) and recently announced $458,322 in funding to law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organizations around Cook County.
Loyola Medicine is one of 10 recipients receiving JAG awards this year. The $60,000 in funding will go toward life-saving activities associated with their Law Enforcement Narcan Program. Cook County's EMRS partnered with Loyola Medicine to launch the program in 2018, awarding close to $500,000 in JAG funding since its inception. Loyola Medicine uses this funding to purchase Narcan and tourniquets for more than 30 law enforcement agencies.
Cook County in its 10th year awarding funding through the JAG program to address critical public safety needs including:
Prosecution and court programs
Prevention and education programs
Corrections and community corrections
Drug treatment and enforcement
Crime victim and witness awareness
Planning, evaluation and technology improvement programs