Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $28,408)
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 Hopkinsville City and Christian County will use the FY 2010 Local JAG funds towards law enforcement and technology initiatives. The County of Christian, serving as fiscal agent, will use the entire allocated amount to assist the Drug Court through funding part of the salaries of case workers and drug treatment provided by the local mental health center. The city of Hopkinsville will not use any of the grant funds.