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District of Columbia FY 13 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $1,563,861)

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 District of Columbia Justice Grant Administration (DCJGA) will use the FY 2013 JAG to improve or enhance programs such as: law enforcement; prosecution and court; prevention and education; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment and enforcement; and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement; crime victim and witness. They will fund local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation (including forensics), data collection, training, personnel, equipment, forensic laboratories, supplies, contractual support, and criminal justice information systems improvements. The DCJGA will develop and implement strategic funding initiatives that strengthen the juvenile and criminal justice system, and contribute to improved outcomes for District residents.


Date Created: August 1, 2013