Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $32,498)
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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of the county of Burlington and the townships of Pemberton and Willingboro will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $32,498 to cover overtime costs, with the county of Burlington serving as the fiscal agent. The Burlington County Sheriff's Department, Willingboro Township Police Department, and Pemberton Township Police Department, in a joint effort, will share the award total to pay for 400 patrol overtime hours. In addition, the agencies will purchase supplies such as t-shirts, uniforms, prizes, and food for sponsored youth events.