Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $1,516,171)
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 District of Columbia Justice Grants Administration (JGA) will use their Fiscal Year 2014 State JAG funds to continue implementation of the District's JAG Reentry Initiatives with research-based, gender-specific program elements. JGA proposes to close the gap for citizens returning from incarceration with employment readiness programs consistent with the District's labor market; and wraparound services to ensure reduction in recidivism rates and increase in positive outcomes. NCA/NCF