Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $29,970)
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 Montgomery County and the city of Clarksville will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $29,970 to make the community a safer place for both the citizens and officers. The fiscal agent, the city of Clarksville, will use $14,985 to reinforce its crime prevention activities through efforts addressing the disproportionate minority contact of youth with the juvenile justice system, and to enhance the police officer's ability to more effectively communicate and better serve the Spanish-speaking segment of the population. Montgomery County will use $14,985 to enhance their communication abilities, and enhance its crime prevention activities and citizen relations efforts through a voice communications system.