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FY 2012 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, $3,457,010)

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 goals for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute's (ICJI) JAG Program are to: (1) to enhance Indiana's criminal and juvenile justice systems through evidence-based programming, (2) to deliver technology to state and local jurisdictions to enhance criminal justice information sharing efforts. Major objectives to reach these goals will be based on the funding decisions for programs which fit within the six purpose areas ICJI has designated. Based on previous programming, the following objectives may be involved in FY 2012: provide intelligence-led law enforcement programming to meet the needs of local Indiana communities, develop enforcement initiatives that target specific drug crimes and offenders, assist with prosecution of drug and violent offenders, assist with problem solving court initiatives, increase juvenile justice programming, provide community based alternatives to incarceration, develop reentry programs to assist offenders returning to Indiana communities, and enhance criminal justice information sharing and technology initiatives. The requirement that programs be evidence-based will benefit the distribution as well as the performance measurement for awarded grants.


Date Created: July 30, 2012