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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, $4,914,982)

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 Maryland Governor's Office Crime Control and Prevention will use their FY 2011 JAG funds to focus its efforts and strategies around prosecution and problem-solving courts; evidence-based and data-driven law enforcement efforts; investment in law enforcement technology; initiatives to monitor and contain violent offenders; community-based crime prevention initiatives; research and evaluations; smart and effective approaches to offender reentry; and victim services. Funding under the JAG program has been instrumental in helping Maryland in its fight against crime, especially violent crime. Continued funding under JAG will help Maryland continue many of these successful strategies and pursue a variety of new programs that offer hope for the future.


Date Created: August 16, 2011