Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $80,607)
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 city of Wilmington and New Hanover County have been identified as disparate and will share the aggregate of funds allocated to them through the FY 2013 JAG Program. The city of Wilmington will use their share of the funds to purchase equipment for the Wilmington Police Department Crime Laboratory, sustain the local Police Athletic League, and provide their new Intelligence Analyst with needed training. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department will purchase needed vehicles to provide basic transportation. NCA/NCF