Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $11,313)
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 County of Mendocino will use their JAG award in the amount of $11,313 to replace old computers with new, more reliable machines in the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office's. The Sheriff's Office uses the computers for a variety of functions, including computer-aided dispatch, access to state and federal law enforcement systems, crime reporting, maintenance of active databases for warrants and restraining orders, use of investigative programs, and jail information systems.