Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,702)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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 Waterbury, through its police department, will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support overtime costs associated with special enforcement initiatives involving warrant sweeps and concentrated policing of high crime neighborhoods. Funds will also be used to outfit and expand its Police Activity League, which aims to deter crimes committed by youth through mentoring and other positive interactions with law enforcement.