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2015 Oregon Criminal Justice Commission JAG Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,957,656)

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 Oregon Criminal Justice Commission will utilize this Fiscal Year 2015 JAG award to support Oregon specialty courts, provide statewide training for specialty court teams, and provide support to update the State wide electronic case management system for drug courts. Funds will also be used to provide support to agencies in implementing new community-focused evidence-based practices for policing in Oregon. This project would seek to provide leadership, examine real community public safety problems, and enhance and deliver training to public safety personnel. Funds will also support the 2017 Justice Reinvestment Summit, where local agencies will present on innovative evidence-based practices in law enforcement.


Date Created: August 23, 2015