Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $11,773)
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 Kenner will use its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG Award to fund Operation II Smart'Youth After-School and Crime and Drug Prevention and Education Programs. The after-school program will target at-risk children in grades 2-8 and will be held in various resource center locations owned by the city. Youth will receive assistance with homework under the supervision of teachers, counselors, and teachers' aids, and engage in other activities to promote academic achievement and avoidance of criminal associates and behavior.