Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $19,671)
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 Eddy County and the city of Carlsbad will use their JAG award in the amount of $19,671 to fund overtime at youth community events. Both the city and county will equally share the allocation and Eddy County will act as the fiscal agent. The primary goal of this project is to fund overtime activities at school events where the potential for violence is higher than normal and the use of alcohol and/or drugs being illegally consumed increases. Utilizing personnel on an overtime basis will alleviate the strain on regular patrol activities. Additionally, both jurisdictions will fund the Wise Eye Neighborhood Watch program.