Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $24,703)
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 Carlsbad Police Department in conjunction with the Eddy County Sheriffs Department has developed a strategy for the administration of JAG funds. The goals of this project are to: 1) prevent violence-related crimes in school events; 2) combat underage drinking and illegal drug usage in after school events; 3) set up a network of inner-city neighborhood watch programs; 4) educate communities and businesses about current crime trends; and 5) strategize plans with the community and businesses to assist with crime-control. NCA/NCF