Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $284,661)
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, Alleghany County, is a disparate jurisdiction with the cities of Pittsburgh and McKeesport. The jurisdictions will use the JAG funds to hire a consulting firm to conduct interviews of stakeholders and document existing police reporting practices, purchase a sport utility vehicle for normal police patrol purposes, and purchase forensic equipment. NCA/NCF