Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $446,361)
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 county of Sedgwick and city of Wichita have been designated as disparate jurisdictions and will share the JAG award. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office will serve as the fiscal agent for the award and will coordinate efforts with the Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick Department of Corrections and Wichita District Attorney's Office. Sedgwick County will fund the salary of a forensic scientist at the Toxicology Laboratory of the Forensic Science Center and acquire a digital video recorder to replace an out-dated and unusable recorder for Courthouse Security. They will purchase new target systems at the firearms range, an E-Citation ticketing system, undercover vehicle and tactical police equipment for the Wichita Police Department and Sedgwick Sheriff's Office. The Sedgwick District Attorney's Office will acquire two laptop computers and related software for use by prosecutors in courtroom cases and hearings, crime prevention and education brochures and software programming services to develop documents and reports for the entire office. The Sedgwick Department of Corrections will fund drug testing and electronic monitoring services for offender clients in the Adult Intensive Supervision Program.