Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $39,787)
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 Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government are certified as disparate and will split the aggregate of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG funds. The Parish Sheriff's Office will use their funds on equipment purchases to support the Metro Narcotics Unit and to train six deputies in Community Services. The City-Parish Consolidated Government will utilize their portion of the funds for equipment purchases.