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2015 Justice Assistance 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, $12,350,323)

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 Texas Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) will use this 2015 JAG award to reduce violent crime and its effect on communities. Strategies will include providing law enforcement with the tools necessary to carry-out their duties, promoting border security, enhancing communications and intelligence sharing, targeting organized crime with specialized units and task forces, disrupting human and drug trafficking, and reducing recidivism in the criminal justice system through diversion to substance abuse treatment programs.


Date Created: September 22, 2015