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Guam FY 2023 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $763,767)

The Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans, Government of Guam, is applying for the BJA Fiscal Year 2023 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Guam’s long-term goals are to eliminate drug use, to reduce violent crime and to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. The project objectives to achieve these goals include the following: (1) establishing funding priorities, distribute funds, and provide ongoing monitoring and assistance to sub recipients; (2) reducing the violent index crime rate by 5% for Guam by September 30, 2026; (3) reducing the property index crime rate by 5% for Guam by September 30, 2026; (4) implement Guam’s Criminal Justice Records Improvement Integration by September 30, 2026. 

For the 2023 Byrne JAG application, BSP will prepare a budget based on FY 2023 Byrne JAG funding level of $763,767 to continue to support the following major crime priority areas: Prevention and Education, Corrections and Community Corrections, Planning, Evaluation and Technology Improvement, Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation and Law Enforcement.  These priority areas are consistent with the following JAG purpose areas: (1) Law enforcement programs; (2) Prosecution and court programs; (3) Corrections and community corrections programs; (4) Drug treatment and enforcement programs; and (5) Planning, evaluation and technology improvement programs.

Date Created: September 22, 2023