Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $34,024)
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 DeSoto County and the cities of Olive Branch and Southaven will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $34,024 for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG Program. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. The city of Olive Branch will use their portion to purchase 19 tasers and the city of Southaven will obtain two mobile data computers. The county of DeSoto will not receive any funds from this award.