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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, $2,273,133)

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 Nevada Department of Public Safety will use the JAG award to support programs considered effective to achieve a higher impact towards crime reduction, prevention, and control, as well as those programs that improve functioning of the criminal justice system. Examples of such programs include: major multi-jurisdictional gang and narcotics task forces; digital evidence processing; case and jury management system; statewide training for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program; criminal records upgrade; and drug treatment and prevention programs. Projects will be evidence-based programs that demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency through an analysis of data conducted by an outside researchers for known crime problems.


Date Created: September 4, 2013