Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $74,054)
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 JAG award to support the city and county by improving technology and addressing at-risk teens. The city will use funds to enhance security by upgrading its software and technology components at headquarters and to provide overtime costs to host a summer youth leadership training academy. The county will use funds to upgrade its technology and improve the capabilities of digital recording and storage. NCA/NCF