Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $40,372)
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 Tulare County Sheriff's Department will utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG funds to partially fund two school resource officers. Both officers serve school systems in northern and southern Tulare County, with the goals of enhancing campus safety; discouraging youth from joining gangs, truancy, and other problem behavior; and acting as role models.