Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $167,254)
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).
Greenville County will utilize this 2016 JAG award for judicial support and law enforcement programs with the objective of enhancing and continuing programs established in law enforcement and judicial support areas of the County. Funds will be use for computer technology upgrades and training for the forensics area, equipment and temporary part-time personnel to assist with special projects in the law enforcement records area, equipment for the Sheriffs Office and the continued funding of the Countys drug court programs. The primary goal of this project is to improve and/or augment services provided to the citizens of Greenville County by the law enforcement and judicial departments within the county government.