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Edward Byrne Memorial, Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

This grant is administered at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Justice. These are pass-through funds administered at the State level by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

JAG funds provide state and local units of government with grant funds for projects to address the problems of illegal drug use, violent crime and to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.

Projects must comply with federally authorized program areas and may provide personnel, equipment, direct services, training, technical assistance, and public information. Projects may include provision of prevention, intervention, and enforcement initiatives.

The three program areas currently utilized by Miami-Dade County Byrne/JAG participants are:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Record Improvement
  • School Resource Officer

The Byrne/JAG grant cycle is October 1 through September 30 each year.

Byrne/JAG American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

In addition to the yearly Byrne/JAG County pass-through funding, Miami-Dade County also received a Byrne/JAG award under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, also known as the Stimulus Package. This is a one-time award, with the capability of three one year extensions, making it a potential 4 year project.

The Dade Chiefs Executive Board approved the use of these funds to develop and implement an Automated Arrest Form which will greatly enhance and streamline the Corrections booking process. The project entitled Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police County Wide Prisoner Processing Project commenced on October 1, 2009. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by 2012.

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