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Building Collaboration Cells for All Crimes Analysis

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $749,835)

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 Pherson Associates, LLC will use this $749,835 grant for its Building Collaboration Cells for All Crimes Analysis Initiative. The BJA National Justice Information Sharing competitive grant funds will be used to support the Fusion Center Support to Local Law Enforcement Program. The goal of this program is to provide training and technical assistance to fusion center staff to help implement data-driven technology solutions that demonstrate promising practices in multi-jurisdictional information analytics.


Date Created: August 24, 2010