Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $380,214)
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 recipient will utilize FY 2013 JAG to improve police department criminal intelligence information systems; improve security measures for the detention center and courthouses; improve apprehension-rate regarding outstanding warrants for domestic violence and eviction notices; and to establish a reentry program for first-time drug offenders. These initiatives will help make system improvements that will reduce crime, provide support to the released offender, and improve officer safety. NCA/NCF