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Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $3,898,445)

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 Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), serving as the State Administering Agency, will use grant funds to fund programs that will support the overall goal to improve public safety and the quality of life for Massachusetts residents. EOPSS will direct the Commonwealth's JAG activities incorporating guidance resulting from a statewide strategic planning process to support programs in seven priority categories: (1) gangs, guns and youth violence; (2) substance abuse; (3) reentry; (4) domestic violence and sexual assault; (5) technology; (6) research and evaluation, and (7) recidivism. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 11, 2014