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FY 2014 Edward Byrne JAG Program for the State of Alabama

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $3,432,104)

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 Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will use the Fiscal Year 2014 JAG award to establish and or continue the support of the multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task forces throughout the state, with the intent of reducing illegal drug activity through increased arrests and prosecution of prime offenders. Specific activities involve promoting and encouraging coordination and cooperation among law enforcement agencies; providing programs that will deliver law enforcement and crime prevention training; upgrades or enhancements to law enforcement equipment, supporting various state projects and the Department of Corrections in their efforts to comply with Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requirements. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2014