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CNMI FY11 JAG Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $303,822)

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 Northern Mariana Islands Criminal Justice Planning Agency (CJPA) will use FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant funds to support and implement programs developed by local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. These programs will place highest priority on the following purpose areas: a) Law enforcement programs, b) Prosecution and court programs, c) Prevention and education programs, d) Corrections and community corrections programs, e) Planning, evaluation and technology improvement programs, and f) Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation). Efforts in these purpose areas will include: 1) multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces, 2) crime prevention programs, 3) law enforcement programs, 4) domestic violence programs, 5) courts, 6) corrections, 7) treatment, and 8) justice information sharing initiatives. CJPA will solicit and receive individual grant proposals which will include the problem statements, goals and objectives, and impact statements.


Date Created: August 18, 2011