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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $8,659,769)

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 North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, Governor's Crime Commission, is the state agency established to serve as the chief advisory body to the governor for the development and implementation of criminal justice policy. The mission of the Governor's Crime Commission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, to enhance public safety, and to reduce and prevent crime by improving the criminal justice system. To support and enhance their mission, the Governor's Crime Commission will utilize the FY 2010 JAG Program funds to support jurisdictions that did not receive direct awards; law enforcement agencies interested in developing or sustaining drug enforcement or property crime concerns; expansion of the DNA lab; clearance of the backlog of serious violent crime cases; specialized statewide training programs that encompass the advancement of strategic planning and staff development; statewide infrastructure and technology improvement initiatives; recidivism reduction initiatives; and VIPER System radios. The Governor's Crime Commission will also utilize ten percent of the award for administrative purposes.


Date Created: July 29, 2010