Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,761)
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).
Jackson County will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award to hire additional personnel and fund police officer overtime hours in support of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office marijuana eradication program. The goal is to halt the spread of marijuana cultivation in Jackson County through increased marijuana suppression activities.