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Expanding Restorative Justice Options

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $15,485)

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 City of Grants Pass will use their FY14 JAG funds in the amount of $15,485 to expand its restorative justice program to provide additional services to first time juvenile offenders that have a higher risk for recidivism. This expanded program will promote skill-building and mentoring. Funds will be provided to the Josephine County Juvenile Justice Division to increase staffing levels by 896 hours to focus on intervention and restorative justice program activities. A small portion of funds will also be used forr project materials necessary to complete the restorative projects around the community.

Date Created: August 24, 2014