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Oregon 2014 JAG Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $2,138,393)

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 Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) will use Fiscal Year 2014 JAG funds to: 1) utilize the Oregon Center for Policing Excellence to make policing in Oregon more effective and efficient by developing and promulgating updated skills in policing among officers, managers and administrators; and 2) serve as a clearinghouse and information center for the collection, preparation, analysis, and dissemination of the best practices applicable to adult drug courts, including the development of best practice standards. CJC has developed such a peer review process applicable to adult drug courts, and continues to serve the majority of Oregon's problem solving courts. A portion of the FY JAG funds will continue to serve Oregon's problem solving courts through grants, upgrades to data collection efforts, and dissemination of best practices. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 27, 2014