Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $42,171)
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 Newport, through the police department, will use FY 10 JAG award to support overtime for police officers who participate in the Underage Alcohol Enforcement Program. Grant funds will be used for supplemental overtime details for police officers participating in the program. The Underage Alcohol Enforcement Program will help reduce the overall consumption of alcohol by minors, enforce under-aged drinking laws, improve the quality of life and help produce a safer environment.