Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $31,353)
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 county of Cass and the city of Fargo will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $31,353 to continue joint efforts in a crime reduction program. Funds will be used for the multi-jurisdictional drug task force and patrol officers that primarily focus on the Cass County area. Overtime will be used for crime prevention and the suppression of drug-related criminal activity. The task force will be used to identify, apprehend, and prosecute street level offenders. This is an effort to develop cases against wholesale drug offenders, and to remove the out of state drug supply sources. In addition, grant funds will be used to maintain a canine unit.