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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) Program began with the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, passed by Congress to strengthen and improve the operation of law enforcement functions in states and is designed to support all components of the criminal justice system.  The JAG program provides states and units of local governments with critical funding necessary to support a broad range of initiatives, defined within seven general program areas:  1) Law enforcement, including multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces; 2) Prosecution and courts, including indigent defense; 3) Prevention and education; 4) Corrections and community corrections; 5) Drug treatment and enforcement; 6) Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement; and, 7) Crime victim and witness (other than compensation).  The majority of Montana’s JAG funds have funded local multi-jurisdictional drug task forces statewide, within the “law enforcement” program area.  Limited JAG funding has also been awarded to other program focus areas within an approved strategic plan.  Review the Montana’s statewide JAG strategic plan . 



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