Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,369,932)
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 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) will use its FY 2010 JAG in the amount of $11,369,932 to continue its comprehensive crime control and prevention strategy. The grant funds will be used for multiple purposes, including the following: improvement of criminal record databases; technoloy upgrades; supporting law enforcement programs; victims of juvenile rimes services; elder victim advocates; alternatives to incarceration programs; problem solving courts for non-violent offenders and reentry services; mental health initiatives aimed at reducing the number of individuals with co-occurring disorders; reentry programs that provide jail-based and community supervision and treatment; prevention and intervention programs aimed at truancy abatement; services for at-risk youth and victim services, and Weed and Seed programs. The PCCD 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 Pennsylvania.