Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $4,184,832)
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 Oklahoma District Attorneys Council will use their Fiscal Year 2010 JAG grant to: reduce the trafficking, importation, manufacturing, distribution, and possession of illegal drugs and controlled substances throughout the state through the funding of multi-jurisdictional drug task forces; reduce violence related to gangs and enhance public safety through prevention, enforcement, and prosecution of gang-related crime; assist local law enforcement through the procurement of equipment; promote technology improvement and/or projects that enhance the integration of criminal history records between criminal justice agencies that advance the functioning of the criminal justice system; reduce prison recidivism by providing effective drug and alcohol treatment for incarcerated juvenile and adult offenders; and ensure the quality and timeliness of the prosecution of capital crime cases within Oklahoma by establishing a Capital Litigation Resource Prosecution Team. The District Attorneys Council will also fund projects that disrupt the local drug market through multi-jurisdictional drug task forces, integrate criminal justice systems in the state, create alternative sentencing programs to address prison overcrowding and treatment needs of adult and juvenile drug and alcohol offenders, support local law enforcement, respond to gang related crimes, and enhance forensic labs to assist the criminal justice system in responding to drug and violent crimes. Administrative funds will be used by the District Attorneys Council for salaries, travel, supplies, and other items necessary for grant administration of the JAG funds.