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NCJA Statewide Strategic Planning Training and Technical Assistance; Category 1 of Justice for All: Effective Administration of Criminal Justice Training and Technical Assistance Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $2,500,000)

The Justice for All Act of 2004 (JFAA) was enacted to protect the rights of crime victims, eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples in crime laboratories, and expand DNA testing capacity. JFAA was reauthorized and updated in 2016 through passage of the Justice For All Reauthorization Act (JFARA). The reauthorization established the Effective Administration of Criminal Justice Act of 2016, which added two new activities to JFAA through an amendment to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) statute. The first requires that each JAG applicant include with its application a "comprehensive statewide plan detailing how grants received under this section will be used to improve the administration of the criminal justice system." Each plan must be updated every 5 years, with annual progress reports. Second, the JFARA created a mandatory carve-out of JAG funds that will be used to provide technical assistance to states and local governments under two areas: 1. Support to develop and implement required statewide strategic plans to assist policy makers with allocation of JAG resources; and 2. Support to meet the obligations established by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
This award is being funded under category one of the JFARA, which is specific to statewide strategic planning training and technical assistance (TTA). The objectives of this category are to (1) support the enhancement and development of statewide strategic plans by providing resources and assistance to enhance state and local jurisdictions' capacity to meet the JAG strategic planning requirements; and to (2) share strategic planning resources, information, and practices with stakeholders in the field.


Date Created: September 27, 2019