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Tribal Justice Information Sharing System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $782,711)

This program is funded under both the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Byrne Competitive Program helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. The JAG Program (42 U.S.C. 3750 et seq.) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. This national initiative will improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, including correctional services.The JAG Program authorization also provides that the Attorney General may reserve not more than 5 percent, to be granted to 1 or more states or units of local government for 1 or more of the purposes specified in section 3751 of this title, pursuant to his determination that the same is necessary (1) to combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime. (42 U.S.C. 3756).

The Criminal Justice Institute, University of Arkansas System (CJI) will use its $782,711 of funds to support improving Tribal Justice Information sharing capabilities by providing training and technical assistance to tribal law enforcement personnel nationwide. CJI will utilize existing Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) resources and materials to deliver hands-on training and technical assistance at ten tribal locations. Also, CJI will enhance and utilize an existing on-line resource center to provide technical assistance nationwide.


Date Created: September 21, 2010