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2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,093,812)

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 Idaho State Police is the State Administering Agency (SAA) for JAG Program, which is administered by the Idaho State Police (ISP) Planning, Grants, and Research (PGR) department.

With current funding challenges, Idaho realizes the importance of innovation and coordination to improving responses to criminal justice issues and has encouraged the criminal justice community to look at new ways of doing business. In order to support this need, the Idaho Grant Review Council will continue to encourage and implement collaboration and coordination, including comprehensive community and coalition projects. These projects can encompass a wide variety of organizations including law enforcement, treatment, courts and prosecution, schools, non-profits, and faith-based.

Even though the number of projects in Idaho is small, their results have exceeded expectations and have made great strides in the criminal justice community. This is due largely to the continuing efforts of agency personnel erasing jurisdictional boundaries that have historically dictated criminal justice operations. They are embracing multidisciplinary approaches in order to meet funding reductions, hold offenders accountable for violent and drug related crimes, and focus on early intervention and prevention programs by using best practices with outcome based performance measures.


Date Created: September 14, 2016