Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $36,859)
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 Mendocino intends to use the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds for the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Information Technology Equipment Upgrade. Their goal is to identify aged, obsolete or otherwise inadequate technology (e.g. computers, peripherals and software), and replace that equipment with functional equipment that meets current industry standards. This program will provide better service and equipment to the county.