Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,709)
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 Carson City will use their 2008 JAG funds to support equipment and supply costs associated with the continuation of the Sheriff's Office Cops and Kids Community Prevention Program. The Cops and Kids Community Prevention Program is a community-based prevention program that addresses crime prevention, substance abuse, child identification, gangs, violence, and bullying.