Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $41,602)
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 county of Hawaii will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $41,602 for technology improvement and training that will benefit law enforcement, prosecutors, and the judicial system. Hawaii County will utilize web-based services to facilitate the training sessions. Appropriate equipment will be purchased to upgrade and enhance the training experience. Funds will also be used to provide training opportunity for law enforcement and other appropriate individuals to remain updated on emerging issues, trends, and strategies.