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Kansas FY 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,958,399)

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 Executive Office of the State of Kansas, will utilize the 2016 JAG State award to fund local criminal justice initiatives through pass-through funding to local jurisdictions. The current Kansas Strategic Plan for 2015-2018 identified five statewide priorities for JAG funding. Priority will continue to be given to JAG projects that support: 1. Evidence-based practices that address mental illness throughout the Kansas criminal justice system; 2. Evidence-based programming to provide treatment for substance misusers; 3. Technology improvements for local law enforcement agencies to support officer safety and the implementation of other identified JAG priorities; 4. Initiatives to improve the assistance of victims of crime; and 5. Enhancements to the functionality of the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS).


Date Created: September 7, 2016