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2014 Utah Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Salt Lake County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $1,595,917)

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 Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will use Fiscal Year 2014 JAG funds to enhance statewide public safety services, larceny theft, support evidence-based projects, support of the Utah Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program; and continue evidence-based projects that support the juvenile justice system. Their JAG priority areas include support that addresses gang prevention/education or enforcement, prescription drug abuse prevention/education or enforcement, sexual assault or domestic violence, mental health courts and problem solving courts, criminal fines and the impact this has on post-release offenders maintaining employments and successfully transitioning to life outside of prison, the needs of law enforcement, prosecution or county corrections, and alternatives to incarceration programs. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 22, 2014