Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $147,245)
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 County and the City will use JAG funds to equip local criminal justice authorities with the necessary tools and support to make the region safe. Through the grant, the city will purchase automated license plate readers, patrol rifles, and optics. The County will use its share to hire a criminal history specialist and a legal secretary position in the County Prosecutor's Office. NCA/NCF