Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $63,345)
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 grantee will use the JAG award to support four projects: the Osceola County Sheriff's Office will purchase a license plate reader, and computer hardware and software to support intelligence-led policing; the Osceola County Corrections will purchase supplies to support the new curriculum enhancement to the current Inmate Printing Program vocational training; the Osceola County Corrections will pay for training supplies and train-the-trainer courses; and the Osceola County Corrections will purchase security mail scanner equipment. The project goals are to increase essential law enforcement and public safety services throughout the County. NCA/NCF