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Fiscal Year 2010 JAG

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $7,259,232)

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 New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety will use their Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to continue to support the New Jersey's Safe Streets and Neighborhoods Program focusing on three components to address violent crime, law enforcement, prevention, and reentry. The program will focus on the proliferation of illegal gang activity and its associated violence and criminal activity. Resources will be directed to the areas of gang enforcement, prevention, and community reintegration. Criminal justice system improvements, vital to the integration of statewide information sharing networks, continues to be a priority. Enhanced coordination and partnerships among the various criminal justice agencies will be achieved through the implementation of the programs identified for funding in New Jersey's strategy.


Date Created: August 17, 2010