Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

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Overview

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program (Byrne JAG) is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions.

The program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.