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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2008 State

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $1,633,529)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own 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 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 programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) will use the Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to: 1) continue to address illicit drug use and gang violence through the support of proven multi-jurisdictional law enforcement efforts; 2) continue to support the Minnesota School Safety Center; 3) sustain its commitment to substance abuse courts; 4) augment community-based programs that contribute to successful offender reintegration; and 5) enhance drug treatment for incarcerated offenders. The DPS will use 10% of its JAG grant to administer the JAG Programs.


Date Created: August 5, 2008