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2011 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $7,108,317)

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 North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety will use Fiscal Year 2011 JAG funds to encourage proactive and innovative programs and methodologies that reduce and discourage drug use and associated problems and to enhance all aspects of criminal justice processing, including the incarceration and treatment of offenders and general improvements in justice system operations.


Date Created: August 22, 2011