Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $21,952)
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 fund overtime. The goals of the project are to reduce and prevent crime by providing law enforcement presence in city parks and to meet unfunded public safety needs for park patrols. The objective of the program is to deter criminal activity, make arrests, and collaborate with city personnel and park patrons to address neighborhood livability issues.