Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $39,287)
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 awarded JAG funds to pay for training and equipment for a local Police Explorer Program that focuses on mentoring youth in the areas of leadership, ethics, citizenship, discipline, and various police tactics. Grant funds will be used to support the Police Athletic League (PAL) program that provides after school activity and mentoring for teens. Awarded funds will also be used to fund officer overtime at local events and provide proactive enforcement in identified high crime areas.