Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $3,497,750)
This program is funded under both the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Byrne Competitive Program helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. The JAG Program (42 U.S.C. 3750 et seq.) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. This national initiative will improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, including correctional services . The JAG Program authorization also provides that the Attorney General may reserve not more than 5 percent, to be granted to 1 or more states or units of local government for 1 or more of the purposes specified in section 3751 of this title, pursuant to his determination that the same is necessary (1) to combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime. (42 U.S.C. 3756).
The National Center for State Courts Court Consulting Services will use FY 10 Justice Information Sharing (JIS) Initiative Category 7: Improving Warrant and Disposition Management in the amount of $3,497,750. The BJA National Justice Information Sharing competitive grant will be support the Improving Warrant and Disposition Management Program. The assessment on a state-by state basis as to the current procedures for reporting of criminal dispositions, arrest warrants, domestic violence protection orders, and mental health records. Accordingly, the National Center will develop a state-specific information sharing and architecture implementation strategy for improving warrant and disposition management in each state. CA/NCF