Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $366,909)
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).
Monroe County, the city of Rochester, and the towns of Greece and Irondequoit will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards multiple initiatives aimed at enhancing law enforcement services provided to the community. Specifically, the county will use funds to support the salaries of probation officers assigned to a program involving curfew checks and other field enforcement strategies aimed at keeping probationers in their homes and off the streets where they may be involved in criminal activity during evening hours. The city of Rochester will fund the salary of a victims assistant specialist in an effort to bring the experience of the victim into the review of criminal cases. The town of Greece will purchase patrol rifles and associated accessories. Remaining funds will be used by the town of Irondequoit for a global positioning unit for its police department. For administration purposes, the city of Rochester will serve as the fiscal agent for this award. A portion of funding will be applied towards costs incurred for grant management and oversight.