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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

BJS Releases Reports on Justice Assistance Grant Program

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2020; Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2019; Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2018; and Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2017.  These reports describe the steps used to calculate the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula-based award amounts and present summary results of the fiscal year 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 calculations.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 merged two grant programs to establish the JAG program.  The Bureau of Justice Assistance administers the program, and BJS calculates the award amounts.  The JAG program provides states, tribes and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of criminal justice areas.  States and localities receive funds based on their resident population reported by the Census Bureau and on violent crime data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

TITLES:  Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2020
                (NCJ 300291) by BJS Statistician Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D.

                Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2019
                (NCJ 300290) by BJS Statistician Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D.

                Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2018
                (NCJ 300289) by BJS Statistician Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D.

                Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2017
                (NCJ 252951) by BJS Statisticians Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D., and Shelley
                S. Hyland, Ph.D. (former)

AUTHOR:  Bureau of Justice Statistics

WHERE:  bjs.ojp.gov

     The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States.  Doris J. James is the acting director.

     The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.  More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

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OFFICE:  bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

Date Created: June 23, 2021