Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $81,116)
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 utilize the grant award to improve police service and support various drug court treatment programs. Funds will be used to purchase a color copier and mobile data computers to increase the amount of information available to officers in the field. Also, drug/alcohol testing kits and office supplies/equipment will be acquired to continue drug treatment programs. Job training skills for offenders will also be provided as part of the drug treatment strategy.