Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $53,979)
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).
Robeson County will use their Fiscal Year 2013 JAG award to equip the Sheriff's Office with a disaster recovery plan in the case of natural disaster or fire. Their project will consist of upgrading their current VPN software for faster transmitting in the field and purchasing Microsoft Office 2013 open licenses to accommodate the employees of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.