Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,515)
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).
Burke County will use the JAG funds to support the reduction of violent crime throughout the county. The Burke County Sheriff's Department will purchase equipment such as bulletproof vests, ammunition, and firearms. This grant will be used in conjunction with other grant funds to further provide needed items to the law enforcement personnel in the county.