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FY 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $96,083)

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 Navajo Nation's 2008 JAG award will provide the Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor with funding to purchase office supplies and pay for travel and trainings. Travel will be done in order to provide training to staff, allow staff to attend BJA-sponsored conferences, and promote community awareness of the criminal justice system. Training will be offered in-house to prosecutors and support staff to allow them to specialize in areas of prosecution. Work sessions will also be coordinated to update staff on current criminal justice provisions and to provide training on the implementation of new and existing protocols and policies. Prosecutorial staff will also travel to Navajo communities to provide presentations to educate the citizens on their laws, adult criminal code, juvenile code, and criminal justice proceedings, and to present information on the Office of the Prosecutor's duties and obligations.


Date Created: September 2, 2008