Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,643,886)
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 Connecticut Office of Policy and Management will use this Fiscal Year 2015 JAG award to provide justice practitioners and policy makers with better tools to understand, access, and integrate evidence into program and policy decision making. Resources and tools will focus on law enforcement, prosecution and court programs, prevention programs, community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, crime victim initiatives, and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.