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2012 State of North Carolina Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $5,452,275)

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 North Carolina Department of Public Safety Governor's Crime Commission, acting as the State Administering Agency (SAA), will use the FY 2012 JAG award to encourage proactive and innovative programs and methodologies that improve the criminal justice system, that reduce and discourage violent crime and associated problems, and to enhance all aspects of criminal justice processing including the incarceration and treatment of offenders and general improvements in justice system operations. The overarching goals are to increase the capacity of local law enforcement agencies to address illegal drugs and violent crimes and to reduce the overall rate of crime in the state of North Carolina; and to ensure that the state's criminal justice system, including enforcement, prosecution, courts, and corrections work together to engage the communities and system stakeholders in curtailing criminal activities in all communities of North Carolina. Activities funded under through the state's FY 2012 JAG Program include: equipment projects, statewide training, gang task-force training, specialized drug interdiction and organized crime drug-trafficking training for enforcement teams, courts and corrections initiatives, special prosecutors for gun violence crime and major drug-trafficking prosecutions, community based re-entry programs, statewide infrastructure and technology improvement initiatives, and prescription drug abuse initiatives. The SAA will retain 10 percent of the grant for administrative purposes. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 15, 2012