Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,297)
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 Lancaster and Fairfield County will use the FY 2009 JAG award for law enforcement equipment. The Lancaster Police Department will purchase portable radios for their officers. Fairfield County will use funds for the Project Lifesaver program, which places personalized radio transmitters on identified persons with mental disorders who are at risk for wandering from their homes and mitigating the need for law enforcement services for their safe relocation and return.