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FY12 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,331,897)

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).

JAG funds will be used to support the planning and administration of priority areas established by the West Virginia Justice Assistance Grant Program Funding Committee. The JAG Program Funding Committee has identified Domestic Violence; Sexual Offenses; Violent Crime; Substance Abuse; Juvenile Services; and Information Sharing as priority areas. Collectively, the grant funds will initiate a competitive grant award process throughout the state of West Virginia that will solicit sub-granted project proposals from the West Virginia criminal justice system that seek to address each priority area.


Date Created: June 25, 2012