Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $38,120)
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 disparate jurisdictions of the County of Peoria and the City of Peoria will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $38,120 to enhance their video evidence capabilities. The fiscal agent, the City of Peoria, will use $22,110 to purchase forensic equipment to secure, analyze, and copy evidence of criminal activities captured through surveillance systems and handheld video cameras. Peoria County will use $16,010 to purchase three in-car video systems to aid in the prosecution of offenses and in the investigation of complaints by citizens regarding their interactions with officers.