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State of Georgia-FY 2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $9,173,655)

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 Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) will use its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG grant funds to continue the support of drug enforcement efforts, including rural multi-jurisdictional drug task forces and regional K-9 teams, drug enforcement training, and to support enhanced regional major crime support teams headquartered at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) regional drug enforcement offices. The CJCC will continue to use plans developed by the judicial circuit planning groups and the state Safer Georgia Policy Collaborative to analyze the judicial circuit planning process, its projects, successes, and failures to yield subsequent information on local criminal justice system priorities requiring additional funding and to assist in making well-informed decisions about innovative programs across the state. The GBI is now working toward an enhanced business model that will involve not only experienced agents but also crime analysts, crime scene investigators, and crime lab access to rural jurisdictions on a regional basis. The Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Georgia's Fusion Center) will continue to prioritize GISAC funding needs based on executive branch priorities. GISAC is responsible for the collection, integration, analysis, and dissemination of information relating to terrorist threats and attacks against Georgia's citizens and property. The CJCC also plans to conduct some planning activities, including a survey of law enforcement agencies' capacity to conduct specialized investigations, use of NIBRS-compliant software for preparation of incident reports, crime analysis, and intelligence-led policing.


Date Created: August 3, 2010