Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $187,610)
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).
Greenville County will utilize this Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award for law enforcement and judicial support programs. The Public Safety and Judicial Program will provide equipment and supplies for the Sheriff's Office and Forensic Division; create temporary positions within the Public Safety Department Records Division to assist with special projects; and provide contractual and operational funding for the continuation of the adult and juvenile drug court programs, which are administered through the Circuit Solicitor's Office. Funds will be used for computer software and hardware, personnel costs, security systems enhancements, DNA lab supplies, and drug testing and counseling services.