Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $1,032,041)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own 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 for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The Nevada Department of Public Safety will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award to support the following: 1) drug trade: target drug trades to take drugs off the street, disrupt major drug-trafficking organizations, seize the assets of traffickers, discover and dismantle methamphetamine laboratories and marijuana grows, identify gang members and the violent crime associated with the drug trade; 2) education and prevention: provide drug testing programs, community action programs, drug and gang prevention and education programs, information sharing, and coordination among agencies to facilitate intervention activities; and 3) addiction: provide activities that will encompass alternative sentencing programs, programs to identify and direct individuals into drug treatment, aftercare programs, and mandatory drug testing. Special emphasis will focus on programs that create a relationship between law enforcement, courts, faith-based communities, and health care providers.