Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $93,034)
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 program 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 grant to support public safety enhancements. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase forensic lighting equipment for crime scene investigations, fiberscopes for package and vehicle searches during drug interdiction, additional golf carts to enhance its Citizens Assisted Patrol (CAP) program, and to assist in the partial salary and benefits of one Adult Drug Court Counselor. The project goals are to decrease crime throughout the County and reduce recidivism in drug offenders.