Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $24,376)
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 Ocala Police Department will use their 2015 JAG award to purchase software to provide information that will help predict and prevent violent crime. In addition funds will be used to support Marion County Mental Health Court through the purchase of drug screens and laboratory based testing services. NCA/NCF