Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $82,800)
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 disparate jurisdiction consisting of Woodbury County and the city of Sioux City will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award for their law enforcement equipment and substance abuse programs. The county and the city will divide the award equally. Woodbury County will utilize funding for the continued provision and enhancement of substance abuse treatment and counseling to those non-violent offenders detained at the county's minimum security facility. The city of Sioux City will utilize funding for technology enhancements including the purchases of memory/storage for patrol car camera data, surveillance camera systems and electronic card readers. This purchase will improve interoperability capabilities within the law enforcement agencies. The county will serve as the fiscal agent.