Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $18,244,126)
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 California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) will use the Fiscal Year 2016 JAG grant to fund 64 new criminal justice projects in 32 counties. Of these, 28 projects will be in the prevention and education field, 18 will be in law enforcement, and 18 in prosecution, courts and indigent defense. In the less than $10,000 pass-through category, BSCC will provide funding for seven new law enforcement projects under the California Department of Justice; the State's law enforcement agency.