Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $29,666)
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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Binghamton City and Broome County will use their JAG award in the amount of $29,666 to fund overtime. Binghamton City will utilize $29,666 to fund overtime that will be used to provide extra patrol coverage for various Binghamton City parks during the summer months to increase public safety in recreational areas. The county of Broom will not receive any JAG funds.