Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $2,080,047)
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 Oregon Criminal Justice Commission will allocate JAG funds to Drug Treatment and Enforcement Programs as well as Planning, Evaluation, Technology Improvements. Additionally, funds will be allocated to the Witness Intimidation Support Program (WISP) to provide services of an immediate nature to crime victims and the Victims Portal Pilot Program to assist with relaying the victims preferences and needs as an offender moves through the criminal justice system. Finally a portion of the grant will be utilized for administrative costs.