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FY 2008 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $1,907,757)

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).

In response to the toll methamphetamine addiction and trafficking have had on the state, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) proposes to utilize funds from their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG program for three specific priorities: 1) continued support for 16 multi-jurisdictional drug task forces serving 38 counties, 2) continued support for 12 drug courts, and 3) continued funding for the prosecution of drug and violent offenders. ICJI will focus their efforts on methamphetamine, prescription drugs, substance abuse treatment, drug courts, and community awareness and training, coordinating these efforts with the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana and the Meth Free Indiana Coalition in order to effectively leverage federal, state, and local resources. In addition, ICJI plans to continue the success of the Advanced Criminal Enforcement Project, Indiana's statewide drug interdiction strategy to reduce the importation and distribution of illicit drugs by focusing attention on Interstate 70, Interstate 65, and Interstate 69. ICJI will use 10 percent of the JAG funds for administration, with a minimum 59.29 percent Variable Pass-Through to local agencies.


Date Created: August 5, 2008