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2008 Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $687,497)

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 State of Nebraska's Crime Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (NCC) will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award to continue operating nine local drug and violent crime task forces, including the State Patrol's Mid and Upper Level Enforcement (MULE) drug and violent crime task force. These task forces consist of 73 of Nebraska's 93 counties, and work cohesively to address continuing problems of illegal drugs (methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine) and violent crime. The local multi-jurisdiction task force and the State Patrol's (MULE) coordination efforts have proved to be effective and efficient. Communicating and sharing investigative information, have led to increase drug and violent crime related arrests. The NCC will also continue enhancement efforts in the areas of gang prevention, community prosecution, prisoner reentry and justice information sharing.


Date Created: August 7, 2008