Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $214,208)
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 Virginia Beach will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $214,208 to support the Virginia Beach Police Department. The Police Department will support a temporary position to perform expungement and purge programs mandated by the Supreme Court of Virginia for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The Department will also upgrade their security camera system and purchase essential equipment which will allow them to continue to safely, effectively, and efficiently protect and serve the citizens of Virginia Beach.