Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $123,121)
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).
Hawaii County will use JAG funds to improve information sharing capabilities among its criminal justice agencies by further integrating records and tracking databases through programming and hardware upgrades. Funds will also be used to provide annual training for county police and prosecutorial staff. Remaining funds will support efforts to proactively address elder abuse, youth participation in gangs, and community prevention and education efforts.