Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $24,320)
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 Baytown will support criminal justice initiatives. JAG funds will be used to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies and fund overtime for police officers at the Baytown Police Department. The goal is to improve criminal justice services. NCA/NCF
- Programs that will address communications, upgrades in security and general building upkeep for the detention centers.,
- Medical and mental health issues. Technology involving offender management/inter-agency. Disaster preparedness continuity of operations for correctional facility.
- Martin County Sheriff's Office, Department of Corrections is requesting funding to offset the costs due to the incarceration of undocumented criminal aliens held within the corrections facility.