Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $373,359)
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 city of Atlanta and the county of Fulton will utilize their Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award in the amount of $373,359 for the Atlanta-Fulton Justice Enhancement project. The city of Atlanta will use $261,351.30 JAG funds to supplement the Atlanta Police Department's current initiatives to recruit, hire, equip, and train police officers. Funds will be used for recruitment advertising; electronic and computer equipment to support police operations; training/travel and registration fees to enhance knowledge and skills of police department personnel; and helicopter maintenance. The county of Fulton will use $112,007.70 of the FY 2008 funds for the District Attorney Department to fund the Legal Lives Program, a 12 week law-related educational program for fifth graders. A portion of funds will be allocated to the Juvenile Court for a Community Restorative Board program. A position for a Restorative Board Coordinator will be funded. Remaining funds will be allocated to the Superior Court Drug Court to fund a Behavioral Health Technician.
- The SCAAP grant will help pay for cost incurred for undocumented criminal aliens in the detention center
- Lake County Sheriff's Office Correction Facility housing criminal aliens requesting use of funds for correctional officers and criminal alien inmates medical expenses.
- Expanding Multidisciplinary Threat Assessment and Intervention Teams