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 Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support initiatives involving multi-jurisdictional drug task forces, sex offender registration management, crime reduction, forensic medical examination of sexual assaults, sexual assault prosecution, correctional treatment and rehabilitation, recovery-oriented system of care programs for substance abuse offenders, juvenile drug courts, adult drug courts, criminal justice records improvement, forensic laboratory management information systems, forensic science laboratory improvements, and program evaluations. These efforts are aimed at preventing and reducing crime and violence in Guam. Project objectives will be accomplished by establishing funding priorities, distributing funds, and providing ongoing assistance to sub-award recipients; reducing the violent crime index rate and property crime index rate by five-percent; and implementing a Criminal Justice Integration Project within approximately three-years of the grant project period.