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FY2016 Memphis and Shelby County JAG Award

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $839,100)

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).

Shelby County and the city of Memphis will share this 2016 JAG award and utilize it to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase active shooter training equipment and support Drug Court, Juvenile Court, and Veterans Court projects. The goals are to reduce recidivism, improve court security, address substance abuse and address mental health issues and other issues related to reintegration. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 23, 2016