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Tennessee's Strategy for the FY 16 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $4,996,063)

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).

This 2016 JAG award will assist the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs in carrying out a multi-faceted response to crime and victimization in Tennessee by supporting improvement of the criminal justice system infrastructure and by enabling innovation and funding new ideas and strategies to combat crime. The goal of Tennessee's project is to improve and enhance Tennessee's programs in the areas of prevention and education; law enforcement; planning, evaluation and technology; prosecution and court; corrections and community corrections; and victim services. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 29, 2016