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FY 15 JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $371,872)

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 City and County of Honolulu, through the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, will utilize the FY 2015 JAG Award to: 1) improve knowledge of prosecution strategies by enlisting the Department's training committee to determine the training needs of the staff and Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys; and 2) assess, identify, and provide technology enhancements to improve criminal prosecutions. The Police Department will use a portion of the funds to: 1) reduce the number of calls for police service, reduce violent crimes, and deter at-risk youths from making bad decisions; 2) provide salary support for forensic scientists to process sexual assault kits; and 3) fund professional law enforcement management and leadership training.


Date Created: August 17, 2015