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Rhode Island 2010 Byrne/JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,383,926)

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 Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Administration Office (PSGAO) will utilize its Fiscal Year 2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award to continue efforts to improve the operational effectiveness of the judicial system; improve the operational effectiveness of the correctional system; and improve state and local law enforcement. The PSGAO is seeking technical aAssistance from the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) in developing a definitive multi-year strategic plan to be utilized in the distribution of funds from the JAG Program in 2010 and beyond. PSGAO intends to have a completed strategic plan in the latter part of 2010 and will submit additional information related to JAG funded projects at that time.


Date Created: August 3, 2010