Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $525,698)
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).
Lucas County and the city of Toledo, through the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), will use JAG funds to support multiple criminal justice initiatives. Specific grant funded activity will include the purchase of computer software to assist with criminal investigations and in-car digital cameras for patrol vehicles, as well as the support of correctional officer salaries. Funds will also be distributed as competitive sub-grants to local entities able to address community and criminal justice system needs. The award will be managed by the CJCC, which is a special purpose unit of local government formed by the city and county. In this capacity, the CJCC will apply a portion of funds towards administrative costs associated with grant oversight.