Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $37,173)
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).
Robeson County will utilize this 2016 JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. These grant funds will be used to equip the Robeson County Detention Center with an additional LiveScan device and Patrol with wireless Rapid ID device for identification. The additional LiveScan equipment will assist in faster intake times for booking process in the Robeson County Detention Center and Rapid ID device will assist in faster response time in the identification process for the employees of the Robeson County Sheriffs Office.