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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,142,387)

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 Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) will use its FY 2010 JAG award to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures in the Virgin Islands. Funds will be used to support the following goals: 1) improve the operational effectiveness of law enforcement using evidence-based and data driven efforts in reducing violent crime in the Virgin Islands; 2) improve investigations and prosecution efforts for drugs and violent crimes as it relates to gangs and organized crime, and improve and expedite caseloads of non-violent offenders; 3) increase funding assistance to communities and neighborhoods to prevent delinquency and reduce and deter juvenile crime; 4) improve correctional systems through innovative programs that address technology; 5) expand treatment capacity and services for adults and juvenile offenders with drug addiction problems and enhance private treatment services to reduce recidivism; and 6) enhance the Criminal Justice Record Improvement (CJRI) collection of statistics. LEPC will utilize ten percent of the grant award for administrative costs.


Date Created: July 29, 2010