Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,613,332)
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 Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) will use this Fiscal Year 2012 JAG award to enhance statewide public safety services; to support statewide narcotics interdiction and prevention services; to support evidence based or evidence generating criminal justice projects; and to continue development of Utah criminal justice programs cost/benefit analysis projects.
- The National Incarceration Association Restorative Justice Connector Program
- Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program
- Expansion of DNA Databases to Assist with Sexual Assault Investigations and Prosecutions: Collection of Lawfully Owed DNA from Convicted Offenders and Arrestee DNA Collections