Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $25,799)
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 city of Evansville and the county of Vanderburgh will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $25,799 to focus on reducing drug-related crime and domestic violence, and continuing to build partnerships with the community. The fiscal agent, the city of Evansville, will use $22,187 to fund overtime for sworn and support personnel to increase the number of hours devoted to problem solving activities. Vanderburgh County will use $3,612 to purchase crime prevention literature.