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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $40,749)

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 grantee will use the grant to support several criminal justice initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase rifle locks, forensic equipment, laptops, and drug testing supplies. Funding will also be used to support a program coordinator for the Neighborhood Accountability Board (NAB) Program, which is aimed at reducing recidivism among juvenile offenders. The project goals are to increase officer safety, enhance forensic investigation, enhance the court ordered drug testing program to decrease substance abuse in the criminal justice system, and divert juvenile cases from the court system.


Date Created: August 11, 2011