Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $487,362)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of criminal justice related activities 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 purpose 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; 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation); and 8) mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.
This Local JAG award will be used to support criminal justice initiatives that fall under one or more of the allowable program areas above. Any equipment purchases or funded initiatives such as overtime, task forces, drug programs, information sharing, etc. will be aimed at reducing crime and/or enhancing public/officer safety.