Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $39,918)
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).
Jackson County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Civil Division, a vital connection between arrest and trial and violence and protective orders. Funds will be used to cover personnel costs of a records clerk to perform additional civil duties. The county's goal is to advance an approach to preventing and controlling crime through enhancing essential services offered through the Civil Division of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.