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Utah Commission On Criminal And Juvenile Justice Gets $1,619,555 Department Of Justice Grant

August 06, 2013
Funding will Support Several Local Initiatives


            SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs has awarded a $1,619,555 Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.

            JAG funding allows states and units of local government to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs.  Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support and information systems for criminal justice programs.

            The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will use the JAG funds to enhance statewide public safety services, support evidence-based projects, support of the Utah Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program; and continue evidence-based projects that support the juvenile justice system.  Utah JAG priority areas include gang prevention, education or enforcement; prescription drug abuse prevention, education or enforcement; sexual assault or domestic violence; mental health and problem solving courts; the needs of law enforcement, prosecution or county corrections; and programs that address alternatives to incarceration.

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