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FFY 2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $15,628,711)

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 York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will use $15,628,711 to support the following State priorities: 1) improve the quality, accuracy and timeliness of criminal justice records; 2) improve forensic laboratory capabilities in DNA identification and ballistic evidence processing; 3) enhance drug and violent crime prosecution and enforcement especially as it relates to gangs and illegal possession, use or sale of guns; 4) improve quality of prosecution and defense services; 5) provide additional support for the State Regional Crime Analysis Centers; 6) enhance local law enforcement efforts; and 7) provide technical assistance and training to the State's eighteen county reentry task forces. The State Legislature will distribute Byrne JAG funding at their discretion, and the Commissioner of DCJS will award funding using both directed and competitive processes. DCJS will also use up to ten percent of the Byrne JAG award for administration and oversight of grant-related activities.


Date Created: July 29, 2010