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The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) has two funding priorities for the 2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG):

1. Corrections and Community Corrections Programs: Priso

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $2,120,167)

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 Oregon Criminal Justice Commission will use their 2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) monies to continue funding: 1) prisoner reentry programs in seven counties that were started in 2009 by the Department of Corrections staff and members of the Governor's Reentry Council; and 2) to support existing drug court programs serving adults, juveniles, and families, with an emphasis on stabilizing programs that are otherwise facing reduced resources.


Date Created: July 10, 2012