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2010 Byrne JAG Annual (State) Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $4,793,269)

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 Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds to continue similar initiatives as in FY 2009. The Office of Justice Assistance FY 2010 JAG Program will focus efforts to maintain, promote, and coordinate automated justice information systems that are compatible among counties and the agencies specified, including the courts, district attorneys, public defenders, and the Departments of Corrections, Transportation and Justice; promote program initiatives that are multijurisdictional, and provide technical assistance to support cooperative efforts, so that collaboration becomes more prevalent among local jurisdictions, and ultimately the administration of justice is achieved more efficiently and effectively; support prevention programs that provide youth with the resources and skills to recognize risks associated with drug and alcohol use, violence, and gang participation; and support prevention and intervention programs that target youth and provide resources to those most likely at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system. Funds will also be used to support efforts to provide effective evidence-based drug and alcohol treatment to abusers who have entered the criminal justice system; support programs that reduce the Wisconsin prison population by providing alternatives to incarceration to first-time non-violent misdemeanor offenders; support initiatives to reduce drug crime by allocating resources to multijurisdictional drug enforcement task forces that actively enforce drug possession and sale crimes; and support crime prevention programs. Funds will be used to initiate and implement information sharing that allow for effective communication and collaboration among outside law enforcement jurisdictions, and support programs that impact crime problems through prevention or intervention, enforcement, and/or reentry initiatives. The Office of Justice Assistance will utilize ten percent for administrative costs.


Date Created: August 17, 2010