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Pennsylvania's 2014 State Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $7,378,500)

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).

This Fiscal Year 2014 JAG grant will be utilized to: empower communities through collaboration; enhance policing professionalism; invest in justice reinvestment strategies; break the cycles of mental illness, substance abuse, and crime; implement evidence-based programming; protect and support crime victims; increase the availability and improve the quality of alternatives to incarceration and secure placement for adult and juvenile offenders; reduce the number of justice-involved individuals with mental illness; offer capacity building and training for the justice community; and implement innovative programs, promising approaches, and evidence-based programs and practices in order to reduce crime and victimization. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2014