WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the technical report Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2012, which describes the formulas used to allocate state and local JAG awards in FY 2012. The JAG program was created in 2005 when Congress merged the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant (Byrne) program with the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) program. The JAG program provides funding for 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. The Bureau of Justice Assistance administers the program and BJS calculates the formulas.
TITLE: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2012 (NCJ 239232)
AUTHOR: Alexia Cooper
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Statistics