Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $64,052)
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 Union and the Cities of Elizabeth and Plainfield will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $64,052 for law enforcement purposes. The three jurisdictions will share the joint allocation amount. Union County will be responsible for administering the funds. The funding will be used to enhance intervention and deterrent programs. Programs funded will be the Juvenile Curfew Enforcement Program, ABC Enforcement, Juvenile Aftercare and Community Police Details. The funds will also cover administrative costs associated with administering the funds.