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Gadsden County Jail Faith Behind Bars Reentry Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $27,594)

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 JAG grant to support reentry initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to pay the salary of a Program Coordinator and to implement the Gadsden County Jail Faith Behind Bars Reentry Program. This program will enhance public safety and transition inmates back into the community. The Program Coordinator will establish a working relationship between program participants, local community and faith based organizations and the court systems.


Date Created: August 31, 2011