Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $29,775)
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 city of Carson City will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards prevention and education activities. Specifically, funds will be used to provide prevention education classes for students in grades K-12, parents, and agency personnel. The primary curriculum is DARE and will be accompanied with supplemental materials. The police department will host four activities or awareness campaigns throughout the year including a Cops and Kids Spaghetti Dinner, Cops and Kids Sheriff's Open House (safety fair), National Night Out, Halloween Safety, Red Ribbon Campaign, and Child Identification Campaigns. Additionally, the police department plans to enhance officer training by attending a state and national conference in order to maintain certification requirements. The goals of this project are to reduce community crime and provide substance abuse prevention programs for citizens within the city of Carson City.