Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $306,097)
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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase forensic equipment and supplies, a generator, security equipment, general equipment, audio visual equipment, software, drug testing services, electronic monitoring services, rental vehicles, and body-worn camera data storage. The primary project goal is to update technology in order to fulfill many unmet needs which will create a better environment for law enforcement agencies and related justice system programs.