Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $20,512)
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 JAG award to enhance the services of the Red Lake Tribal Courts. Funds will be used to purchase computers, drug testing kits, and equipment for the hearing impaired in two courtrooms. Funds will also be used towards training for all court personnel in the aspects of tribal court procedures. The project goals are to increase essential court and corrections services. NCA/NCF