Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,281)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
Wright County will use the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award in the amount of $12,128 to expand the Intensive Aftercare Program by including high risk sex offenders. Funds will be used to retain an Intensive Aftercare Probation Agent. The agent will work non-traditional hours (nights and weekends), will have a small caseload by design (no more than 15 high risk offenders), and will use accountability measures such as electronic home monitoring, random drug screening, and intensive supervision to enhance the chance of success for offenders.