Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $35,087)
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 JAG award to implement an Employee Safety, Fitness and Wellness Program (ESFWP), which will encourage employees to improve their physical fitness levels to reduce injuries and improve job performance and overall health. A portion of grant funds will also be used towards a contracted counselor for Adult and Juvenile Dependency Drug Court Programs to assist with the increased caseload.