Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $16,557)
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 purchase forensics equipment and computer software. Specific purchases will include forensic and general computer software, a file storage server, and custom built forensic examination computers. The goals of this project are to upgrade and expand digital examination workstations including documentation software and forensic examination software and ensure the security of case related information by protecting digital evidence in the field and lab by using specialized collection and processing tools.