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2016 West Virginia Jutice Assistance Application

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,235,991)

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 West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS) will administer and guide implementation of the state's FY16 JAG project. CJCS will use 10% of the state's allocation for administrative costs related to managing the project. The remainder of funds will be used to issue sub-grants in the priority areas chosen by the West Virginia Justice Assistance Grant Advisory Board, consistent with its current JAG Strategic Plan. The priority areas for FY16 are Substance Abuse and Violent Crime. Programs to be funded under the Substance Abuse priority area include but are not limited to: Prevention Resource Officer, Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, Local Treatment of Offenders, and Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment of Citizens. Programs to be funded under the Violent Crime priority area include but are not limited to: Prevention Resource Officer, Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, Child Advocacy Centers, Domestic Violence Centers, Victim Assistance Programs, Juvenile Justice Programs, Prosecuting Attorneys, and Court Appointed Special Advocates. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2016