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State of Georgia - FY 2011 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $7,486,883)

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 Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (the Council) will use the grant funds to continue funding multi-jurisdictional drug task forces (MJTFs), regional K-9 resource teams, the state drug task force, state training programs for drug enforcement, the state fusion center, and criminal justice records improvement at the state and local level. In addition, the Council will support the hiring of personnel for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Violent Offender Identification and Apprehension Program and the Department of Public Safety 88th Trooper School, and the redesign of Georgia's Sex Offender Registry.


Date Created: August 22, 2011