Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,809)
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).
Clallam County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds to support the Clallam County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Enhancement Program. Funds will be used to cover fees associated with volunteer training, uniforms, equipment, and supplies. The county's goals are to prepare volunteer deputies to assist those most impacted by the recession and to stabilize the local budgets in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services.