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Alaska FY 2013 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $891,541)

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 state of Alaska, through the Alaska State Troopers, will use the FY 2013 JAG funds to support the continuation of statewide multi-jurisdictional task force and prosecution programs. The Alaska State Troopers will join forces with the Alaska Bureau of Investigations to form the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU). Their goals and objectives are to coordinate the efforts and resources of law enforcement through a statewide multi-jurisdictional task force to interdict and seize controlled substances and alcohol that are illegally distributed throughout Alaska and investigate and apprehend distributors of controlled substances and illegal alcohol; provide training, technical assistance, and support to local agencies in their narcotics investigation efforts; provide special prosecution support to multi-jurisdictional task force efforts throughout the State to prosecute and convict mid and upper-level drug traffickers; and address illegal drug and alcohol activity as well as the resulting violent crime problems in the state of Alaska.


Date Created: August 21, 2013