Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $94,549)
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 public safety enhancements. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase handheld radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners, handheld radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners (including required software); RFID chargers and extra batteries to be used in detention and court facilities; adult/child/infant CPR masks to be carried in agency vehicles; night vision optical equipment for surveillance/investigations; vehicle crash avoidance systems for agency vehicles; and golf carts to enhance its Citizens Assisted Patrol (CAP) program. A portion of grant funds will also be used to assist in the partial salary and benefits of one Adult Drug Court Counselor. The project goals are to enhance public safety throughout the County and reduce recidivism in drug offenders. NCA/NCF