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FY 2016 MA JAG

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $3,603,007)

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 Massachusetts State Administering Agency will utilize this 2016 JAG award to support programs in seven priority categories: (1) guns, youth violence, and gang membership; (2) reentry and recidivism reduction; (3)domestic violence and sexual assault (4) substance abuse with an emphasis on opioids; (5) smart policing, technology, and equipment; (6) district attorneysÂ’ prosecution and programs, and (7) research and evaluation. The goal of this project is administer public safety and criminal justice programs in Massachusetts in accordance with the JAG purpose areas. This strategy meets unfunded needs and increases essential law enforcement services throughout the State.


Date Created: September 8, 2016