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State of Georgia - FY 2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $5,825,621)

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 continue to evaluate current funding priorities, identify directions for funding alternative initiatives, and ensure that Byrne-JAG dollars support nascent criminal justice reform efforts. The top priorities that will be associated with the state's project activities include: Drug Market Intervention; Fusion Centers; Identity Theft; Substance Abuse Treatment; Strategic Planning; System Improvements; and Task Forces. The Council will identify the priorities and needs of the state through the consistent engagement (e.g., strategic planning meetings, local forums, etc.) of stakeholders at all levels of the criminal justice system. The information obtained will be used in addition to evaluation methods to inform funding decisions. NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 21, 2012