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Fiscal Year 2008 State Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $504,322)

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 Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Administration Office will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $504,322 in accordance with JAG program requirements. The implementation of all activities will be in accordance with the following JAG program areas: 1) Drug Treatment/Improving the Operational Effectiveness of the Judicial System; 2) Improving the Operational Effectiveness of the Judicial System; 3) Improving the Operational Effectiveness of the Correctional System; and 4) Law Enforcement Improvements. The funds will be utilized for statewide activities that will allow for the expansion of the Drug Court Project; continuation of the Minority Outreach/Community Partnership Project; and implementation of offender reentry projects that will include anger management programming, homeless discharge planning, and sex offender assessment and treatment. The local pass-through funds will fund information technology projects; community policing/partnership and crime prevention projects; other community-related activities; the RI Precious Metals and Pawn Database, and in-service and hate crimes training projects.


Date Created: September 3, 2008