Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $605,089)
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).
Broward County, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the JAG award with 18 disparate jurisdictions within the county. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program. The jurisdictions will utilize the funds for personnel and overtime, local initiatives training, equipment, supplies, technology upgrades, and information systems for criminal justice. The goals of these projects are to prevent and control crime, improve public safety, increase officer safety and efficiency, and improve traffic safety throughout the county.