Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $15,702)
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 ttheir data retrieval to recover deleted texts, pictures, and GPS routes, in an effort to assist during criminal investigations.
Catawba County will use the FY 2014 JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment for the sheriff's office. Funds will allow the procurement of an EZ-Child ID Mobile System and an upgrade of forensic extractor software, including support, media, and training. The EZ-Child ID program (targeted at children and senior citizens) will provide families with an ID report, printed ID card and a CD-ROM including photos, fingerprints, contact info, and video of an interview of subject. This system captures all data required by the Amber Alert system and can be used to aid law enforcement in the unfortunate instance of the individual becoming missing or abducted. The extractor upgrade will allow law enforcement to expand their data retrieval to recover deleted texts, pictures, and GPS routes, in an effort to assist during criminal investigations. NCA/NCF