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2015 California JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $16,996,174)

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 Board of State and Community Corrections will use the 2015 JAG funds to implement a new three-year strategy that focuses on three of the seven JAG Program Purpose Areas. The strategy is based on the results of a comprehensive stakeholder survey, several public comment sessions and months of deliberation by an Executive Steering Committee, comprised of subject matter experts from the criminal justice stakeholder community and representing diverse geographical areas within the state. The three (3) focus areas are Education and Prevention, Law Enforcement and Prosecution, Courts and Defense. California plans to pass through the remaining 92 percent to local and/or state entities, with a primary focus on gang intervention and violent crime reduction.


Date Created: August 26, 2015