Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $209,669)
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 New Haven will use awarded JAG funds to pay for overtime costs for patrol and investigative personnel attending weekly CompStat meetings to discuss crime trends and solutions, pay for equipment that maintains officer and community safety, and support specialized training including firing range instruction. Grant funds will also be used to pay for tools that improve efficiencies and support technology including the Leads on Line reporting service, Secure View cell phone forensics software, and wireless air card services. Approximately three percent of funding will pay for costs associated with administering the grant.