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New York City Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Awardee County
United States
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $6,434,817)

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).

New York City, through the Mayor's Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator (CJC), will use $6,434,817 in JAG funding for multiple initiatives aimed at enhancing law enforcement, prosecution, drug treatment and enforcement, crime prevention, corrections and community corrections, technology, and victims service efforts. Specifically, CJC will sub-award funds to: 1) the New York City Police Department for 57 police communications technicians to support the operation of the city's 911 call center; 2) each of the City District Attorney's Offices to support a variety of programs including an identity theft unit, gun violence prosecution, and offender reentry; 3) the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to analyze burglary patterns to enhance smart policing; 4) the Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator to implement the Financial Crime Task Force; and 5) the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor to fund the Narcotics Predator Program and the Manhattan Treatment Program.


Date Created: July 29, 2010