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2016 NC State JAG

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $4,957,815)

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 North Carolina Department of Public Safety, NC Governor’s Crime Commission (NCGCC) serves as the State Administering Agency for the State of North Carolina and is responsible for administering the funds awarded under the Justice Assistance Program. NCGCC will use the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 State JAG Award to distribute funds to units of state and local governments through the competitive request for proposals process. The overarching goal of North Carolina’s JAG Program is to increase local law enforcement agencies’ capacities to address illegal drugs and violent crimes and to reduce the overall rate of crime in the State of North Carolina; and to ensure that the state’s criminal justice system, including enforcement, prosecution, courts, and corrections work together to engage the communities and system stakeholders in curtailing criminal activities in all communities of North Carolina. JAG funds will be used to support Law Enforcement Programs which will target local law enforcement agencies that don’t qualify for direct JAG awards; Gang Prevention and Intervention Programs which focus on establishing a central position such as a Community Resource Coordinator to place gang and at-risk individuals with viable programs/services within their community; statewide training which will provide specialized criminal justice training programs encompassing the advancement of strategic planning and staff development; Non-Residential Re-Entry Programs which focuses on offenders exiting incarceration, and providing support of their successful re-entry into the community; a Prescription Drug Initiative which focuses on fraud investigations and prevention education; Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment which is designed to help promote the perils of substance abuse among young people and breaking the cycles of addiction; and technology initiatives for state and local agencies to improve systems which will advance efficiency of the criminal justice system in North Carolina. The NCGCC will retain 10% of the total award for administrative purposes.


Date Created: August 29, 2016