Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $10,220)
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 grant recipient will use the JAG funds to pay for law enforcement overtime. Deputies will spend 25 hours assisting with criminal investigations involving violent, drug, and gang related crimes. Detention will spend 210 hours transporting prisoners to trial, court appearances, holding facilities, medical appointment, hospitals, and providing security. The goal of this program is to help meet and cover budget shortfalls for overtime as it relates to criminal investigations and inmate security. NCA/NCF