As announced in a September 24, 2021, Department of Justice press release, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has awarded almost $187 million to support state, local and tribal public safety and community justice activities. The awards, from BJA's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, are going to all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“The resources we are making available today reflect our unwavering commitment to protecting America’s communities while ensuring that our systems of justice operate fairly, effectively and in a manner that earns the trust of the people they serve,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon.
In addition to these state JAG awards, BJA will make more than 900 awards, totaling almost $85 million, under its local JAG program in the coming weeks.
Read the press release to learn more.