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FY 2012 State Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $2,904,263)

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 Minnesota Department of Public Safety (MDPS) will use the 2012 JAG award to continue funding projects which were funded with 2010 and 2011 funds. MDPS will support the following goals: 1) implement a multi-faceted strategy to prevent and reduce drug abuse and violent crime; 2) collaborate and coordinate juvenile and criminal justice planning and implementation processes; 3) support effective approaches to improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems and improve community safety; and 4) support evidence based programs or promising practices identified by stakeholders as offering a high probability of improving public safety. Associated activities will include support for multi-jurisdictional enforcement teams; problem solving courts; re-entry services; and youth intervention programs.


Date Created: July 11, 2012