Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $105,431)
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 Hartford will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funding award in the amount of $105,431 to support additional officer overtime pay for the police department's Hotspot Enforcement Program. This program tracks epicenters of gun violence and other criminal activities occurring in the community, such as robbery, burglary, and assault in order to concentrate its efforts in areas where criminal activity is elevated. JAG funding will allow the Hartford Police Department to continue to provide services and allocate law enforcement resources in areas and programs that will provide the most benefit to target neighborhoods.