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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, $1,958,711)

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 Connecticut Office of Policy and Management will use the FY 2013 JAG award to provide justice practitioners and policy makers with better tools to understand, access, and integrate evidence into program and policy decision making. Resources and tools will include analysis and methodology developed by the OJP Diagnostic Center and Evidence Integration Initiative (E2I). Grant funds will also be used towards the prevention and intervention of gun crime as well as enforcement of firearms laws; interventions for mentally ill offenders; and first responder critical incident and school safety training.


Date Created: August 1, 2013