Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $655,500)
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 Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans will use this 2016 JAG award to support a broad range of crime control and prevention efforts surrounding the areas of law enforcement, sexual assault, treatment and rehabilitation, technology improvement and violent crime. The overall goal is to prevent and/or reduce crime and violence in Guam.