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NYS Application for FY 14 Byrne JAG Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $9,852,423)

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 New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services will use the FY 2014 JAG award to support a range of program areas to improve the accuracy and completeness of state criminal history records and facilitate electronic data sharing among authorized users; forensic services including the enhancement of ballistic evidence and DNA processing; prosecution and defense programs that handle cases involving drugs, gangs, and guns; crime analysis designed to assist local law enforcement; law enforcement efforts to reduce crime and gun violence, and training and supplies to assist law enforcement when responding to individuals suffering an opioid drug overdose. Collectively, these strategies meet unfunded needs and will serve to reduce the incidence of crime and violence. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 5, 2014