Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $46,395)
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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase Tasers, in-car video camera systems, and forensic equipment. The goals are to enhance both police investigations and officer safety. NCA/NCF
- Expanding Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Case Managers at Scarborough Police Department.To hire and implement the pivotal position of a Case Manager and support client costs.
- A collaborative response to substance use through the support of New Orleans' Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program.
- Cuyahoga County Specialty Court: Peer Specialist Pilot Program