Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $60,066)
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 grantee will use the funds to purchase products and services to assist with their professional standards unit. Specifically, the grant funds will be used to purchase computer software and to provide training. The goals of the project are to reduce the number of citizen complaints; reduce the amount of time it takes to create reports; increase the quality of training; and increase the number of cases to be reviewed. NCA/NCF