Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $36,913)
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 Washington County Sheriff's Office will use funds to upgrade and enhance forensic science technology associated with the Interagency Child Exploitation Prevention Team. The goal of the project is to procure and maintain necessary computer equipment and supplies to upgrade and enhance forensic technology associated with INTERCEPT. The forensic equipment and supplies acquired with the grant funds will provide infrastructure, and a mechanism to organize, store, and provide back-up of mission-critical data. The ability of INTERCEPT to deter and detect child sex crimes, child pornography and child exploitation will be enhanced by the ability to provide state of the art crime scene analysis for court demonstration and investigative purposes. NCA/NCF