Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $25,436)
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 City of Newport will direct funding to the Newport Police Department, which will use the funds from this grant to develop an action plan for traffic safety that will identify locations to monitor and to provide direct enforcement efforts. The police department will convene a minimum of four neighborhood workshops each year and will use the information received from these meetings to guide their enforcement efforts. The police department will conduct a minimum of 30 supplemental enforcement details yearly that focus on city-wide traffic safety issues. NCA/NCF