Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,552)
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).
The city of Waterbury will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award funds in the amount of $100,552 to support and sustain law enforcement programs and initiatives in the areas of prevention and education, and to partially cover overtime related costs associated with policing. The Waterbury Police Department will use this funding to implement an aggressive Narcotics and Street Crime Prevention initiative, to enhance its crime prevention and education programs through its Waterbury Police Activity League and Community Relations programs, and to provide support to cover the costs of overtime for officers who are policing the city and providing a better quality of life for all citizens.