Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $25,790)
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 use the JAG award for law enforcement initiatives. JAG funds will be used to provide community members of Iowa City safe roadways to travel and to substantially reduce the risk of injury or loss of life to citizens of Johnson County, law enforcement, and suspects by properly outfitting members of a highly trained law enforcement response team.