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FY15 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $4,101,645)

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 New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety will use this 2015 JAG award to continue and complement programs launched under New Jersey's strategy to combat crime through targeted investigations and prosecutions. Funds will provide resources, when there is no other available funding, to support local and State criminal justice agencies such as technology, personnel, equipment and training. Locally collected crime data will guide law enforcement initiatives, including the following: 21 county prosecutor gang, gun and narcotics task forces; a state police organized crime, gangs, guns and narcotics task force; a division of criminal justice's multi-jurisdictional gangs, guns and narcotics task force; Atlantic City organized crime task force; body worn camera initiative; and enhancements to justice information systems.


Date Created: August 26, 2015