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Fiscal Year 2011 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program for Guam's FY 2011 Strategy Update for Drug Control, Violent Crime and Criminal Justice Systems Improvement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $920,672)

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).

Guam has identified five major crime priority areas. These priority areas are consistent with the following JAG purpose areas: (1) Law enforcement programs; (2) Prosecution and court programs; (3) Corrections and community corrections
programs; (4) Drug treatment and enforcement programs; and (5) Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. More specifically, JAG funding will be used to address, multi-jurisdictional drug task forces, sex offender registration management, crime reduction, forensic medical examination of sexual assault, sexual assault prosecution, correctional treatment and rehabilitative, recovery oriented system of care program for substance abuse offenders, juvenile drug court, adult drug court, criminal justice records improvement, forensic laboratory management information systems, forensic science laboratory improvement, and evaluation.


Date Created: August 22, 2011