Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $695,607)
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 Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans (BOSP) will use their Fiscal Year 2014 JAG funds to support these priority crime areas: Law Enforcement, Sexual Assault, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Technology Improvement, and Violent Crime. BOSP will prevent or reduce crime and violence in Guam through these objectives: 1) establish funding priorities, distribute funds, and provide monitoring and assistance to sub-recipients; 2) Reduce Violent Crime Rate Index by 5 percent by 9/30/2017; 3) facilitate jurisdictional compliance with PREA; and 4) maintain Guam's Criminal Justice Records Information Systems. NCA/NCF