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Statewide Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $819,097)

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 Alaska will use Fiscal Year 2016 JAG funding to support the continuation of the Statewide Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force and Prosecution Program. Under the leadership of the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Bureau of Investigation - Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU),the goals and objectives of this program are to: a) coordinate the efforts and resources of law enforcement through a statewide multi-jurisdictional task force to interdict and seize controlled substances and alcohol and investigate and apprehend distributors of controlled substances and illegal alcohol; b) provide training and technical assistance, and support to local agencies in their narcotics investigation efforts; c) coordinate local and special prosecution support to multi-jurisdictional task force efforts throughout the State to prosecute and convict mid and upper level drug traffickers; and d) address illegal drug and alcohol activity as well as the resulting violent crime problems in Alaska. The State plans to coordinate efforts involving Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds with efforts involving related justice funds. These efforts support approaches that include prevention, enforcement, adjudication, corrections, and treatment.


Date Created: September 12, 2016