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2010 Utah JAG - State Formula Grant

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Salt Lake County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $2,541,633)

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 Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, as the State Administering Agency, will use the JAG award to enhance public safety services and support narcotics interdiction and prevention services. The state of Utah identified the following areas that need to be addressed: domestic violence and sexual assault; prescription drug abuse; a growing gang threat; a higher than average larceny problem when compared to other states; technology statewide; and rural law enforcement. The following projects will be funded to address these priorities: drug and crime task forces; Statewide Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign; Division of Wildlife Resources and college campus police programs; the Utah Technical Assistance Program, which provides equipment for all Utah law enforcement agencies to assist them with vital equipment, supplies, training, and overtime. Utah will also use the statewide technology improvement projects and the support of rural law enforcement agencies to address the statewide larceny theft and sexual assault problems.


Date Created: August 3, 2010