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FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $6,419,443)

This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the 'Recovery Act') and by 42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. The Recovery Act places great emphasis on accountability and transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars.

Among other things, it creates a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and a new website ' Recovery.gov ' to provide information to the public, including access to detailed information on grants and contracts made with Recovery Act funds.

The Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

The city of Indianapolis, under the Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG grant, has selected for funding criminal justice programs that will preserve and create jobs, promote economic recovery, and prevent and control crime based on local needs and conditions. Nineteen projects were selected to receive funding from the following nine agencies: City-County Council & Department of Child Services; Indianapolis Marion County Forensic Services Agency; Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department; Marion County Community Corrections; Marion County Prosecutor; Marion County Public Defender; Marion County Sheriff's Department; Marion Superior Court; and the Mayor's Office of Offender Re-Entry. The city of Indianapolis is using a holistic approach to criminal justice programming and allocating Recovery Act JAG funds to providing preventative services to youth and adults at risk for criminal involvement, supporting law enforcement and the courts system, providing for correctional options and detention alternatives, and preparing offenders to re-enter the community.


Date Created: June 24, 2009