Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $2,694,327)
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 Oklahoma District Attorneys Council, acting as the fiscal agent for the State of Oklahoma, will use the JAG funds to reduce the importation, manufacturing, trafficking, distribution, and possession of illegal drugs and controlled substances throughout the state, reduce the violence related to gangs through prevention and enforcement and reduce prison recidivism by providing effective drug and alcohol treatment for incarcerated offenders. The Drug and Violent Crime Task Forces (DVCTFs) have been and will continue to be a funding priority. In addition to the DVCTFs, it is anticipated that other programs may include gang enforcement and prosecution, violent crime initiatives, residential substance abuse treatment, funding equipment for local law enforcement, as well as prevention and education programs.