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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $151,044)

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 City and County of Durham have been identified as disparate and have agreed to split the aggregate of funds allocated to them under the Fiscal Year 2012 JAG Program to support programs impacting prosecution and court, and law enforcement. Durham County will enhance citizen safety through local and regional crime analysis efforts. Funds will be used to procure crime analysis software that will allow for officer-initiated crime analysis and scheduled system reporting. The intelligence software will be compatible for multi-jurisdictional data sharing and analytics. Funds will also be used to reinforce the delivery of the nationally recognized Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program within Durham Public middle schools through recognizing significant student achievements and promoting program awareness/student participation through general operational supply item giveaways. The city of Durhams project aims to expedite resolution and prosecution efforts through the Courts. They will use JAG funds to retain the services of an Assistant District Attorney dedicated to managing cases from the Gang Habitual Felon Task Force. This project will promote community awareness of gang initiatives, solicit neighborhood cooperation with law enforcement intelligence-gathering activities, and enhance citizen safety through violent crime and gang reduction efforts. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 31, 2012