Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $49,227)
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).
Funds from the 2013 JAG funds will be used to enhance law enforcement's ability to quickly and thoroughly process crime scenes to assist with criminal investigations; increase conviction rates and thereby reducing crime by updating and using improved forensic tools; provide investigators with as much information as possible in traffic collision investigations; and
increase public safety by allowing for more efficient traffic enforcement by providing additional technology