Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $723,460)
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 Guam Bureau of Statistics and Planning will use the FY 2013 JAG award to support the following priority areas: law enforcement; sexual assault; treatment and rehabilitation; technology improvement; and violent crime. Programs selected for funding will focus on the following: evidence-based initiatives; a comprehensive response to sexual assault and monitoring sex offenders; enhancing the ability of federal and state criminal justice agencies using jointly controlled operations to remove specifically targeted mid and upper-level narcotics trafficking through investigation, arrest, prosecution, and conviction to disrupt the drug market, as well as reducing drug threats and drug-related crimes; the reduction of recidivism rates and improvements of re-entry efforts; and improving criminal justice information sharing and integrated systems. The project goal is to prevent or reduce crime and violence in Guam.