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State Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $2,709,606)

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 District of Columbia Justice Grants Administration (JGA) Office will use their 2010 JAG funds to continue its comprehensive crime control and prevention strategy. The JGA Office will channel funds toward technology to enhance core operations, communications and computer equipment to improve multi-agency collaboration, and to data-collection, research, and evaluation to increase transparency and accountability on program performance. Funds will be disbursed among the following purpose areas: law enforcement, prevention and education, technology and research, and corrections and community corrections. Special emphasis will be placed on at-risk youth/status offender diversion, data and technology capacity improvements, diversion initiatives, evidence-based services for adjudicated youth, prisoner re-entry, and research and evaluation. The JGA Office will issue thorough, comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports to keep all interested parties apprised of its efforts of moving forward toward the goal of reducing crime and violence in the District of Columbia.


Date Created: August 3, 2010