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State of Georgia 2016 Byrne JAG Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $5,314,492)

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 Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) will use the Fiscal Year 2016 JAG award to continue support of the state's overall initiative, targeting evidence-based programs and evidence-informed models. The CJCC will employ strategic planning process to identify gaps in services and allocate funds to target those service areas. The CJCC will continue to support key long-term programs, including multi-jurisdictional drug task forces (MJTF's), regional K-9 resource teams, the state drug task force, state training programs for drug enforcement, the state fusion center, and support for criminal justice records improvement at the state and local level. The funds will also be used to support a new case management pilot program and law enforcement training program for mental illness. The project goals are as follows: evaluate proposed and existing activities to assess the extent of relevance to the state's funding priorities; utilize performance data to evaluate current initiatives; and review program goals and resources to determine sustainability.


Date Created: September 6, 2016