Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $18,418)
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 support a portion of the salary and fringe benefits costs for one juvenile prosecutor to assist the Red Lake Tribal Courts Prosecution Office. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the Red Lake Tribal Courts also proposes to purchase a ready built storage shed to store craft supplies and projects in progress used by Red Lake's diversion and restitution project, the C.R.A.F.T. (Creating Restitution and Following Tradition). The project goals are to enhance essential prosecution services.