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FY 2016 JAG District of Columbia Reentry Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,476,400)

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 District of Columbia Government will use their Fiscal Year 2016 State JAG funds to: 1) improve gender-specific reentry services with a focus on individuals with co-occurring disorders; 2) improve sub-grantee performance by providing resources for data analysis; and 3) provide technical assistance through planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. OVSJG also will complement current prevention and education programs by supporting the anti-truancy program and juvenile delinquency programs.


Date Created: September 7, 2016