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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 239232     Find in a Library
Title: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2012
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Alexia Cooper, Ph.D.
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Technical Reports
  Annotation: This technical report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents information on the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for 2012.
Abstract: Highlights of the 2012 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program include the following: in 2012, the total allocation for JAG funding was approximately $295.6 million, with $288.4 million going to States and $7.2 million going to the District of Columbia and U.S. territories; the 5 largest allocations were California ($32.9 million), Texas ($22.7 million), Florida ($19.5 million), New York ($16.0 million), and Illinois ($12.0 million); 1,606 local governments were eligible for awards, either directly or through a joint allocation with other governments within their county; and 3 States, California, Florida, and Texas, had around 100 or more local governments eligible to receive award funds either directly or through a joint allocation. This report was compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and describes the process by which the Bureau calculates the JAG formula-based award amounts using specifications outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005. The legislation specifies that JAG awards may be used for the following seven purposes: law enforcement; prosecution and courts; prevention and education; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment; planning, evaluation, and technology improvement; and crime victim and witness programs. Information on how JAG funds are used in various jurisdictions is presented in the report. 1 figure and 2 tables
Main Term(s): Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Index Term(s): Program financing ; Funding sources ; Federal programs ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Funding for training programs
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
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United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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