Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $283,700)
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 Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (JPSO) will use this Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support projects with the Public School System, District Attorney's Office, and Juvenile Court as well as Sheriff Office's initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase remote cameras for violent crime areas, cellular telephone forensic software to address criminal activity, enhance the connectivity capability of the Courts, support system improvements and data sharing for the District Attorney's Office and victim/witness protection and relocation, purchase an ID screening equipment system for the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS)and support the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Drug Court Treatment Program. Other items to be purchased with grant funds include network switches for the JPSO, printers, and a network.