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Navajo Nation 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $90,563)

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 Navajo Nation will use JAG funds to support equipment, supplies, travel, and other costs associated with renting training rooms for the Navajo Office of the Chief Prosecutor. Specifically, the grant funds will support out of state travel for training off the reservation, mobile broad band equipment for Internet connection while in the field, office supplies, and conference room rental fees. The project goals are to: increase the rate of cases filed for both adults and juveniles; improve community education and awareness of the Prosecutor's Office; coordinate with other criminal justice agencies, placement facilities, and human service providers; and enhance communication within the prosecution districts.


Date Created: August 16, 2010