Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $318,795)
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 city of St. Louis will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG funds to enhance its ability to protect its citizens. The city use the JAG award to fund the following: 1) St. Louis Drug Court; 2) Family Violence Council, which trains domestic violence intervention workers who follow-up on domestic disturbance calls; 3) Environmental Quality of Life, which is used for off-duty police officers to investigate illegal dumping within the city; 4) Circuit Attorney, in order to cover the expense of enhancing prosecutions; 5) The continuation of the Gun and Gang Suppression Unit; and 6) The Park Department's Gang Abatement Program, which identifies at-risk youth with the city recreation program.
- Expanding the Reach and Impact of the 30x30 Initiative
- Atwater Police Department Protective Equipment Project
- Martin County Sheriff's Office, Department of Corrections is requesting funding to offset the costs due to the incarceration of undocumented criminal aliens held within the corrections facility.