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Arizona Drug, Gang and Violent Crime Control Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $3,778,551)

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 Arizona Criminal Justice Commission will use the 2013 JAG award to curtail the flow of illicit drugs, drug proceeds and instruments used to perpetuate violence across Arizona; and reduce violent crime and illicit drug use and deter repeat offenders in Arizona. In response to drug, gang, and violent crime in Arizona, the following seven purpose areas have been identified as funding areas: apprehension; prosecution; forensic support services; adjudication and sentencing; corrections and community corrections; substance abuse treatment for corrections-involved individuals; and prevention and education.


Date Created: August 8, 2013