Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $38,229)
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 will use the FY 2011 JAG funds to deploy adequate resources to successfully patrol high crime areas and investigate emergent criminal activity. The grant funds will be used for the purchase of equipment, to deploy additional investigative resources, increase participation in coordinated multi-jurisdictional investigations, support neighborhood-based special operations, and to expand presence of officers in the community.