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FY 2008 Byrne JAG Application

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $280,683)

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 South Dakota, Office of the Governor, Attorney General's Task Force on Drugs, will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award to continue coordinating resources to develop, implement, and monitor strategies addressing drugs and violent crime. This approach requires coordination of federal, state and local criminal justice agencies, including education and treatment agencies to provide an overall picture of what is needed to address the drug and violent crime problem. The following initiatives will be funded under the FY 2008 JAG program: increase manpower and resources to the State Drug Task Force Program; increase resources to the Statewide Drug Prosecution Program; and initiate institutional, as well as community-based treatment programming, for chemically dependent offenders.


Date Created: August 5, 2008