Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $465,810)
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 City of Portland will allocate the 2016 JAG funds to the City, Multnomah County and the City of Gresham for staff salaries to include: a crime analyst to compile, maintain, integrate, analyze, and report findings on criminal intelligence; a deputy district attorney; and a parole and probation officer. Funds will also be used to contract with a local service provider that coordinates treatment, temporary housing, counseling, and training opportunities for women involved in prostitution-related offenses. Digital signage for facilities, camera equipment, Tasers, and a FARO Focus 3-D Scanner will be purchased.