Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $209,317)
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).
Ther recipient will use their 2013 JAG funds to enhance skill sets of all officers; research and purchase analytical equipment (software/hardware) that will increase the likelihood of preventing crimes and increase the probability of solving crimes; encompass both a comprehensive analysis of crime trends at weekly operational meetings while using cutting edge technology to determine where the "hot spots" are located; and deploy overtime officers.
- Development and implementation of behavior threat assessment teams, suicide prevention/anti-bullying training for school personnel and students, and specialized training for school resource officers
- Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Team Co-Responder Program
- Schuylkill County Regional CIT Program