Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $226,615)
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 attend training activities that deliver improvements to the community crime management capabilities of police officers; to purchase and deploy a police vehicle in order to improve field patrol operations and; to purchase supplies such as computer software and hardware, automated external defibrillators, and traditional police equipment. Collectively, these strategies meet unfunded needs and serve to reduce area crime and violence. A portion of the funds will be used for administrative costs.