Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $16,910)
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).
Iredell County will use the FY 2012 JAG award for law enforcement programs, prevention, and education. The Iredell County Sheriff's Office has identified the need to establish a law enforcement training facility to provide basic law enforcement certification training as well as detention officer certification programs. JAG funds will be utilized by ICSO to purchase needed training materials and equipment for the facility. The Sheriff's Office will also use JAG to fund their Athletic League, which is a program targeted to help reduce youth crimes, youth drug use, and gang involvement. The program offers youth an athletic outlet and also has an educational component for gang violence. Funds will be used to purchase athletic equipment, pay for facility fees, referees, and other costs associated with running the program. NCA/NCF