Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $197,316)
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, consisting of Montgomery County and the city of Dayton, will share the 2012 JAG funds. Dayton will serve as the fiscal agent for this grant. The City of Dayton Police Department will utilize its funds to continue working with an independent contractor to improve and enhance its crime analysis programs and to continue the development of an executive information system (EIS) to serve the police command staff and officers. The Board of Montgomery County intends to fund two projects. The first is to continue to enhance and maintain the criminal justice information system (CJIS or "JusticeWeb"). JusticeWeb continues to serve as an on-line secure data warehouse for the integration and sharing of criminal and traffic case information; incident and arrest data; field interrogation card information; and dispatch data from sources that include, but are not limited to, various courts, jails, and law enforcement agencies in and around Southwest Ohio. Montgomery County will also use the grant to maintain one full-time position for a Work Detail Coordinator for the Juvenile Court Work Program. The program assigns youth to be supervised in order to allow them to work off community service or restitution hours.