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FY 2011 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $5,942,861)

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 New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety will use its Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 JAG funds to provide resources to support local and state criminal justice agencies. Programs will focus on technology, personnel, equipment, and training. Locally collected crime data will be utilized to guide law enforcement and crime prevention initiatives, including funding for task forces, targeting violent crime initiatives, county prosecutor's community justice initiatives, and neighborhood crime prevention and intervention programs. Intelligence-led programming will be vetted by the state information fusion center, university research partners or community boards for analysis to deploy limited resources and develop effective strategies to prevent and control crime.


Date Created: August 15, 2011