Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,212)
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 City and County of Twin Falls will utilize their Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG funding for technology and program improvements to enhance and expand law enforcement capabilities. These improvements will aid in protecting and serving the public and will improve the functionality of courts and prosecution related to traffic infractions. Twin Falls City will enhance technology necessary to implement e-citations and quick crash reporting. Twin Falls County plans will use their funds to support the Sex Offender Watch Sheriff's web site program, which offers education and prevention programs to the public.