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FFY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant - Washington State

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $4,568,165)

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 Washington Department of Commerce will use funds to decrease crime related to drug trafficking and gang activity; support multi-jurisdictional narcotics task forces and broaden their capacity to include criminal gang organizations; bolster prosecutorial support of gang and drug trafficking organization, with an emphasis on violent offenders and organizations; ensure victims of crime are able to participate in criminal justice system deliberations; and guarantee grant recipients and funded programs are compliant with all federal and state requirements.


Date Created: August 15, 2011