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State of Hawaii FY 2014 Application for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $908,157)

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 Department of the Attorney General will award its Fiscal Year 2014 JAG award funds to state and county agencies for selected criminal justice-related projects. The five major program areas to be funded include: 1) Law enforcement programs; 2) Prosecution and court programs; 3) Corrections and community corrections programs; 4) Drug treatment and enforcement programs; and 5) Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. Programs selected for funding will focus on: 1) Evidence-based initiatives; 2) A comprehensive response to sex assault or elder abuse; 3) Reducing drug threats and drug related crimes; 4) Reducing property crime; 5) Incorporating multi-agency collaboration to improve the criminal justice system; 6) Reducing recidivism rates; 7) Improving re-entry efforts; 8) Improving forensic science capabilities; 9) Improving records management systems and integrated justice information sharing; 10) Reducing juvenile offenses utilizing a coordinated response; and 11) Improving language access within the criminal justice system. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 10, 2014