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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, $1,397,977)

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).

By coordinating the uses of fiscal year 2010 JAG funds with efforts involving related justice funds, the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS), Alaska State Troopers, will continue to support the statewide multi-jurisdictional task force and prosecution program under the leadership of the Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement. While incorporating aspects of prevention, enforcement, adjudication, corrections, and treatment, the task force will coordinate all law enforcement efforts to address illegal drug and alcohol activity as well as the resulting violent crime within the state. Additionally, DPS will provide training, technical assistance and support to local law enforcement agencies and provide special prosecution support to prosecute and convict mid- and upper-level drug traffickers.


Date Created: July 27, 2010