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FY2016 Ohio JAG

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $5,740,424)

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 Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) will use JAG funds to support programs with an emphasis on evidence-based practices. Ohio's major metropolitan areas (Columbus/Franklin County, Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, and Toledo/Lucas County) have organized to form Regional Planning Units (RPUs) for the purpose of more adequately addressing the local needs of their justice systems. RPUs will be responsible for selecting planning group members and employing a community engagement model. OCJS and RPUs work together in the strategic planning process and grant review process to fund programs which meet the needs of the respective regions. Proposed project activities include law enforcement; crime prevention; adult and juvenile corrections, community corrections and reentry; courts, defense, prosecution and victim services; and cross-agency and cross-system collaboration and training.


Date Created: September 7, 2016