Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,739,316)
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 state of Connecticut will use awarded JAG funds to assist state-wide efforts to reduce firearms violence, provide interventions for mentally ill offenders, enhance law enforcement response to heroin-related criminal activity, expand drug treatment and intervention for offenders, provide re-integration and risk reduction services for women offenders, enhance criminal justice system response to violent victim crimes, provide technology improvements for local governments and compliance with the Civil Rights Act. NCA/NCF