Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $112,412)
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 Portsmouth will support the Portsmouth Police Department to provide funding for equipment, media campaign and technology initiatives that will improve the police department's ability to respond to public safety incidents within the city. Additionally, funds will be used to support adult drug court activities such as drug testing and drug treatment within the Portsmouth Circuit Court.