Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $314,232)
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 county of Anne Arundel will use this 2009 Justice Assistance Grant ($314,232) to boost its crime reduction and prevention strategy. The funds will be used by the Police Department, Sheriff's Office, Circuit Court, State's Attorney's Office and the Office of Law to improve the overall efficiency of their individual operations as well as to strengthen the bonds of their inter-agency criminal justice partnership. The decision by the County Commissioners to use the 2009 grant funds in this way reflects their commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and protection of their constituents. The Police Department will issue thorough, comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports to keep all interested parties apprised of the coordinated effort of moving forward toward the goal of preventing and reducing crime in Anne Arundel County.