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2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,966,466)

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 Connecticut will use awarded 2012 JAG funds according to the federal formula whereby 63.49 percent of the programmatic funds will support state-level projects and 36.51 percent of the funds will pass-through to local governments. Connecticut has a single-tiered, unified court system and all criminal justice functions occur at the state level except for municipal law enforcement. The 2012 JAG funds will be used to develop Connecticut's Justice Re-investment (JRI) initiatives to ensure state resources are invested in the most effective components of the criminal justice system so that public safety is improved and public funds are more efficiently allocated within the criminal justice system. The 2012 JAG funds will also support innovative and evidence-based approaches to reducing violent crime as well as addressing improvements in forensic technology. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 9, 2012