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FY 2010 JAG Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,523)

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 Northern Cheyenne Tribe will use $13,523 in JAG funds to secure legal services to support a community-based effort to revise and update key aspects of the Tribal Law and Order Code. The Code, adopted in 1987, has not been substantially changed since then, but the crime situation and legal landscape has changed significantly. There is a critical need to strengthen and improve Northern Cheyenne tribal law particularly as it relates to drugs and alcohol offenses, DUI and traffic offenses, sexual abuse and crimes against women and children.


Date Created: September 9, 2010