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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $5,934,822)

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 Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will use the JAG award to work with local units of government, state agencies, and non-profit organizations to implement projects designed to respond to priority issues identified through a statewide criminal justice planning process. Priority programs that will be coordinated are information sharing, school and campus safety, drug enforcement and treatment, crime and delinquency prevention, anti-gang efforts, diverting non-violent offenders from incarceration, improving the criminal justice system's response to persons with mental illness, and standardized training and testing for law enforcement. Projects addressing these and the other priority areas will be funded through a grant process.


Date Created: July 29, 2010