What can you do with the JAG Grant? (Part 2)
In part one of this series we discussed two key phrases to the 2010 JAG program: Formula Grant and Needed Most. After reading part one you should have determined where your department falls for funding eligibility and have thought about what is “needed most.” Now let’s talk about the key priority areas for JAG funding this year and how you can apply what your department needs the most to these areas based on the funding you have access to under the JAG grant.
Key priority areas for 2010 JAG:
2010 JAG Byrne Formula Purpose Areas
The Department of Justice has designated twenty-nine purpose areas for programs under this grant. Please go to www.ojp.usdoj.gov.BJA/grant/byrnepurpose.html for specific details about each area.
1. Demand reduction education in which law enforcement officers participate
2. Multi-jurisdictional task force programs that integrate federal, state and local drug enforcement agencies and prosecutors for the purpose of enhancing interagency coordination and intelligence and facilitating multi-jurisdictional investigations.
3. Programs designed to target the domestic sources of controlled and illegal substances, such as precursor chemicals, diverted pharmaceuticals, clandestine laboratories and cannabis cultivations
4. Providing community and neighborhood programs that assist citizens in preventing and controlling crime, including special programs that address the problems of crimes committed against the elderly and special programs for rural jurisdictions
5. Disrupting illicit commerce in stolen goods and property
6. Improving the investigation and prosecution of white-collar crime, [e.g., organized crime, public corruption crimes and fraud against the government with priority attention to cases involving drug-related official corruption]
7A. Improving the operational effectiveness of law enforcement through the use of crime analysis techniques, street sales enforcement, schoolyard violator programs, gang-related and low-income housing drug control programs
7B. Developing and implementing anti-terrorism plans for deep draft ports, international airports and other important facilities
8. Career criminal prosecution programs, including the development of model drug control legislation
9. Financial investigative programs that target the identification of money laundering operations and assets obtained through illegal drug trafficking, including the development of proposed model legislation, financial investigative training and financial information sharing systems
10. Improving the operational effectiveness of the court process by expanding prosecutorial, defender and judicial resources and implementing court delay reduction programs
11. Programs designed to provide additional public correctional resources and improve the corrections system, including treatment in prisons and jails, intensive supervision programs and long-range corrections and sentencing strategies
12. Providing prison industry projects designed to place inmates in a realistic working and training environment which will enable them to acquire marketable skills and to make financial payments for restitution to their victims, for support of their own families and for support of themselves in the institution
13. Providing programs which identify and meet the treatment needs of adult and juvenile drug-dependent and alcohol-dependent offenders
14. Developing and implementing programs which provide assistance to jurors and witnesses and assistance (other than compensation) to victims of crime
15A. Developing programs to improve drug control technology, such as pretrial drug testing programs, programs which provide for the identification, assessment, referral to treatment, case management and monitoring of drug-dependent offenders, and enhancement of State and local forensic laboratories
15B. Criminal justice information systems to assist law enforcement, prosecution, courts and corrections organizations (including automated fingerprint identification systems)
16. Innovative programs which demonstrate new and different approaches to enforcement, prosecution and adjudication of drug offenses and other serious crimes
17. Addressing the problems of drug trafficking and the illegal manufacture of controlled substances in public housing
18. Improving the criminal and juvenile justice system's response to domestic and family violence, including spouse abuse, child abuse and abuse of the elderly
19. Drug control evaluation programs which State and local units of government may utilize to evaluate programs and projects directed at State drug control activities
20. Providing alternatives to prevent detention, jail and prison for persons who pose no danger to the community
21. Programs of which the primary goal is to strengthen urban enforcement and prosecution efforts targeted at street drug sales
22. Prosecution of driving while intoxicated charges and the enforcement of other laws relating to alcohol use and the operation of motor vehicles
23. Addressing the need for effective bind-over systems for the prosecution of violent 16- and 17-year-old juveniles in courts with jurisdiction over adults for [certain enumerated violent crimes]
24. Law enforcement and prevention programs that relate to gangs or to youth who are involved in or are at risk of involvement in gangs
25. Developing or improving forensic laboratory capabilities to analyze DNA for identification purposes
26. To develop and implement antiterrorism training programs and to procure equipment for use by local law enforcement authorities
27. Improving the quality, timeliness, and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice purposes
28. Enforcing child abuse and neglect laws, including laws protecting against child sexual abuse, and promoting programs designed to prevent child abuse and neglect
29. Establishing or supporting cooperative programs between law enforcement and media organizations, to collect, record, retain, and disseminate information useful in the identification and apprehension of suspected criminal offenders
All grant requests must contain only allowable expenses as defined by the Bureau of Justice Financial Guide.
Please make sure you research each priority area carefully and completely. Gather your data and analyze it for high crime areas. Compare your data with sister communities, your county, state and the federal statistics to determine how you compare with them. Each program listed here is has another grant program attached to it and would mean additional funding you can use along with the JAG funding for your community.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions via email at Denise.Schlegel@policegrantshelp.com.
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