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Statewide Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force and Prosecution Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $888,734)

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 State of Alaska, through the Alaska State Troopers, has identified the priority for FY 12 JAG funding to be enforcement and prosecution programs that continue to increase efforts toward the interdiction and trafficking of illegal alcohol and drugs. The following areas will be addressed by the effort: 1) the current level of violent crime and juvenile involvement in crimes of violence; 2) the high levels of domestic violence and sexual assault; and 3) the availability of and the demand for illegal drugs and alcohol. The goals and objectives are to coordinate the efforts and resources of law enforcement through a statewide multi-jurisdictional task force to interdict and seize controlled substances and alcohol that are illegally distributed throughout Alaska; investigate and apprehend distributors of controlled substances and illegal alcohol; provide training, technical assistance, and support to local agencies in their narcotics investigation efforts; provide special prosecution support to multi-jurisdictional task force efforts throughout the State to prosecute and convict mid and upper-level drug traffickers; and address illegal drug and alcohol activity as well as the resulting violent crime problems in Alaska.


Date Created: August 20, 2012