Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,852)
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).
Haywood County, through the Sheriff's Office, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds to enhance law enforcement. Haywood County Sheriff's Office intends to purchase vehicles to support their school resource officers (SROs) by serving as highly visible deterrents to students. The vehicles will also be used at all school functions, youth gatherings, and activities to support the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program Officer.