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FY 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $653,309)

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 Idaho State Police will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award statewide to facilitate the improvement of judicial processes and systems; fund technology upgrades aimed at enhancing the state's criminal justice system; help optimize law enforcement's capabilities to pursue violent criminals and destroy criminal drug networks; support programs aimed at deterring first-time drug use and reducing the progression from casual use to addiction; and to provide drug, alcohol, and domestic violence treatment to those who come in contact with the criminal justice.


Date Created: August 5, 2008