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Oregon FY 2013 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 2013, $2,147,775)

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 program 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 (CJC) will use their FY 2013 JAG funds in two priority areas. In the Corrections and Community Corrections area, CJC will continue to fund prisoner reentry programs previously funded by CJC with JAG funds beginning in 2009. In the area of Law Enforcement Programs, CJC will work with Oregon State Police crime labs to purchase forensic DNA equipment and supplies to support the High Throughput Property Crime effort, which serves all participating law enforcement agencies.


Date Created: August 1, 2013