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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, $4,055,431)

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 Maryland Governor's Office Crime Control and Prevention will use the FY 2013 JAG award to identify high risk offenders, hold them accountable, and improve outcomes for offenders through effective re-entry services; enhance warrant service to swiftly remove violent offenders from the streets; maximize the use of DNA samples and findings to convict the guilty and exonerate the innocent; expand efforts to reduce illegal gun use and possession; modernize crime fighting and information sharing by maximizing the use of the best available technology; and ensure that all crime victims in Maryland are treated with dignity and respect that their rights are upheld, and that funding is made available to provide assistance and support. Funds will be used to reduce existing gaps in services that impact violent crime, crime victims, enforcement, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation.


Date Created: September 4, 2013