Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $83,536)
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 Jefferson Parish will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $83,536 to improve the Sheriff's Office's operational effectiveness and efficiency through applied technology. Specifically, the Sheriff's Office will purchase a microwave foundation tower/dish for transmitting voice, data, and video from their East Bank Operation Center in the event of a disaster. The Sheriff's Office will also purchase 1,500 screening kits for the Juvenile Court's Drug Treatment Program and a new server for the Parish Court Information Management System.