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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $3,156,248)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The state of Connecticut, through the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, Policy Development and Planning Division, will use JAG funds to expand information technology systems to support legal defense of indigent populations, provide training for public defenders, support new case management information for prosecutors, develop culturally appropriate services, reduce criminal recidivism, and enhance capabilities of forensic laboratories and systems to analyze crime data. Funds will also be used to develop and implement community re-entry strategies and an inter-agency demonstration project to improve the oversight and monitoring of high-risk domestic violence offenders and sex offenders. The state also aims to support local governments by passing through funds to improve information systems, provide additional access to in-state training for local law enforcement, and enhance juvenile crime prevention. Remaining funds will be applied towards costs associated with the management and oversight of this award.


Date Created: July 29, 2010