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2014 California JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $19,301,034)

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).

As a result of a comprehensive stakeholder survey and lengthy planning process performed by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), the state of California plans to assign priority to three of the seven JAG program areas: 1) Prevention and Education; 2) Law Enforcement; and 3) Prosecution, Courts, and Defense. Further, based on the results of the survey, the JAG Executive Steering Committee developed a multi-year strategy to guide the future administration of JAG award funds in the state of California. This new strategy represents a major modification in the way that California will direct the use of its JAG award funds futuristically, thereby, shifting the emphasis from drug enforcement program activities, to gang-related and other violent crimes that are occuring in the state of California. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 28, 2014