Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,550,991)
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 Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will use Fiscal Year 2016 JAG funds to enhance statewide law enforcement services, Ineligible Direct Award Recipients, support and enhance jail treatment efforts as part of the Utah Justice Reinvestment. Their JAG priority areas include support that addresses gang prevention, prescription drug abuse prevention/education or enforcement, sexual assault or domestic violence, larceny and theft and reducing prison population growth.