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New York City FFY15 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
United States
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $4,008,254)

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 grantee will use the JAG award to support a range of program areas including planning, evaluation, and technology improvement; indigent defense and court prosecution; law enforcement and task forces; and drug treatment and enforcement programs. The priority areas are to improve fairness and efficiency in the courts and justice system, and to improve mental health services for individuals in the criminal justice system. Collectively, these strategies will serve to reduce the incidence of crime and violence.


Date Created: September 16, 2015