Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $167,323)
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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to acquire and install equipment for law enforcement and community policing efforts. Funds will be used to purchase unbudgeted equipment to assist with forensic evidence collection, processing, and storage. The project goals are to enhance law enforcement presence and increase community policing efforts, increase efficiencies in the collection, processing, and storage of forensic evidence, and minimize the risk of cross contamination of forensic evidence.