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Criminal Justice Commission Initiatives

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Palm Beach
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $160,148)

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 grantee will use this JAG award to support a reentry program within Palm Beach County. Funds will be used towards salary and fringe benefits for reentry case managers to provide a variety of reentry services. These services will include providing comprehensive assessment, case management, referrals, and transportation assistance; as well as job readiness training, job placement, computer skills training and identification assistance. The project goals are to reduce recidivism and violent crime throughout the County.


Date Created: September 13, 2016