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FY 2011 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 2011, $5,226,229)

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 Missouri Department of Public Safety will use the grant to provide criminal justice agencies with financial resources to confront drugs and violence. Funds will support enforcement/interdiction, prevention/education, treatment, criminal litigation, improvements to criminal history records, and improvements to statewide illicit drug and violent crime data. These are a few of the focus areas for Missouri's Strategy Plan. By addressing these issues, the Missouri Department of Public Safety believes it can receive the most benefit for the citizens of Missouri. The State of Missouri has, and will continue to, build on past years' successes by supporting effective programs, which are committed to the overall objectives of a safer Missouri.


Date Created: August 16, 2011