JAG FAQs Regarding PREA Certification
BJA has released "Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Certification Requirement and 5% Reduction."
Tracking Devices for Vulnerable Populations
GPS trackers for vulnerable populations can be purchased through existing JAG Program funding that has already been made available to 56 states and territories and over 1,100 local jurisdictions across the country. In FY 2013, DOJ awarded almost $280 million in JAG funding. Potential applicants for this funding must work through their State Administering Agency and/or local police department to determine if funding is available within existing resources.
AG Highlights BJA Programs at NACo
On March 4, 2013, Attorney General Holder highlighted BJA’s JAG, Justice Reinvestment, and Second Chance programs at the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference.
NEW! Review the UPDATED JAG Variable Pass-through information VPT: State Administering Agencies (SAA) are required to use this updated VPT data in the administration of FY 2014 and all future JAG awards.
UPDATED! JAG Project Identifiers
NEW! JAG Law Enforcement Grantee Activity Report Released : BJA has released the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Grant Activity Report: Law Enforcement Report, April 2012-March 2013. This report focuses on JAG grantee activities that are funded by the 64 percent of FYs 2009-2012 JAG funds allocated to the law enforcement program area. The law enforcement program area covers a broad range of activities that help to prevent or control crime, including supporting law enforcement programs, task forces, new personnel, and equipment purchases.
NEW! Revised JAG Accountability Measures
UPDATED! Body Armor Mandatory Wear Certification
New Safety Equipment Testing and Standards Information NOW AVAILABLE
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released two new documents related to testing and standards for public safety equipment, which can be purchased with JAG funds. Click on the links to access the Public Safety Bomb Suit Certification Program Requirements (NIJ CR-0117.00) and Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard (NIJ Standard-0117.00).