Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $276,946)
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 Dayton and Montgomery County have been certified disparate and have agreed to share the FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant funds, with the city of Dayton serving as the fiscal agent. The proposed equipment projects will support job creation and retention, improve police and criminal justice services, and provide better service to citizens. The city of Dayton will use funds to purchase digital video in-car cameras and Montgomery County will use funds to purchase Criminal Justice Information System/JusticeWeb Software.