Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $97,954)
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).
This grant will be used to support law enforcement and drug court initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase wireless fingerprint scanners for officers and support a portion of an Adult Drug Court Counselor's salary. The counselor will provide adult drug court participants with individual and group counseling and didactic sessions. The project goals are to increase public safety through these projects.