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2014 State of Oklahoma Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $2,619,129)

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 Oklahoma District Attorneys Council will continue to use the results of the state's strategic planning process to guide decisions on law enforcement activities that will be funded with statewide JAG funds consistent with the JAG program requirements included in the BJA solicitation. The Drug and Violent Crime Task Forces (DVCTFs) have been and continue to be a funding priority identified in the planning process. Currently in Oklahoma, there are 13 multijurisdictional DVCTFs, which through FY 14 JAG funding will continue to provide a unique localized drug enforcement response throughout the state, as well as providing much needed assistance to rural law enforcement agencies for the investigation of homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, property crimes, gangs, arsons, kidnappings, human trafficking, and child abuse cases. In addition to funding the DVCTFs, the FY 14 JAG award will be used to fund other state priorities, to include gang enforcement and prosecution, violent crime initiatives, residential substance abuse treatment for incarcerated offenders, and prevention and education programs. Per the JAG requirements, a portion of FY14 funds will be distributed to local law enforcement agencies for the purchase of needed law enforcement equipment. Lastly, the Council will use 10% of the JAG award for its administrative costs. The goals of the project are to decrease the manufacture and sale of illegal drugs, reduce violent crime, increase assistance to victims, and overall to increase essential law enforcement services. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 25, 2014