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Improving Tribal Justice System

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $39,878)

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 funding to provide a Westlaw password for all of the attorneys in the Attorney General's office so that each may access the online research service to research legal issues as they arise. The prosecutor's office will also use funding to support an additional secretary for more efficient administration of justice.

Date Created: September 5, 2011