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Kansas 2014 Federal Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $2,081,511)

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 Kansas Governor's Office will use Fiscal Year 2014 JAG funds to strengthen partnerships for safer communities and enhance the state's capacity to prevent, solve, and control crime. Funds will be awarded to state and local agencies which support/implement the JAG program areas. The project goals include: to continue the state's support of drug task forces and local law enforcement needs; enhance the prosecution and court efforts of the criminal justice system; provide resources for prevention of crime; assist atate and local corrections programs in working with offenders and crime victims; continue efforts to reduce recidivism; improve law enforcement technology and officer safety; improve victim services; and improve information technology/the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2014