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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $3,504,205)

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 Oklahoma District Attorney's Council will use the grant to support drug task force efforts to reduce the trafficking, importation, manufacturing, distribution, and possession of illegal drugs and controlled substances throughout the state. In addition, grant funds will be used to reduce violence related to gangs and to enhance public safety through prevention, enforcement and the prosecution of gang-related crime. Funds will also be used to purchase law enforcement equipment and for programs designed to reduce prison recidivism, as well as ensuring the quality of the prosecution of capital crimes cases through the establishment of a Capital Litigation Resource Prosecution Team. Collectively, these strategies meet unfunded needs and will serve to reduce area crime and violence.


Date Created: August 16, 2011