Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $447,390)
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 JAG award funds to provide for the continuation of several violence reduction initiatives including: domestic violence advocacy, strategic planning, policy analysis and research, graphics development, forensic data tracking, and police technology innovation. The project will meet unfunded personnel needs and increase organizational capacity. The main goals of this project are to reduce crime, employ data-driven and collaborative approaches to crime prevention, intervention and enforcement, and enhance information sharing and technology.