Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control drug trafficking, drug-related crime, and violent crime. Based on their own local needs and conditions, agencies are provided with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most.

JAG funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas:

  • Law enforcement programs.
  • Prosecution and court programs.
  • Prevention and court programs.
  • Corrections and community corrections programs.
  • Drug treatment and programs.
  • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.
  • Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
  • Mental health programs and related law enforcement and
    corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis
  • Intervention teams

Death in Custody Reporting Act (DCRA; Public Law 113–242) DCRA requires states to report to the Attorney General information regarding the death of any person who is detained, under arrest, in the process of being arrested, enroute to be incarcerated, or is incarcerated at a municipal or county jail, state prison, state-run boot camp prison, boot camp prison that is contracted out by the state, any state or local contract facility, or other local or state correctional facility (including any juvenile facility Report Deaths in Custody to LCLE.

Report your information here: Death in Custody Form

Local agencies apply for funding through the District Local Law Enforcement Planning Councils and the statewide agencies apply through the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.

For more information, contact Ingram Scott @ 225.342.4988 or Linda Gautier @ 225.342.1703.

For latest BYRNE-JAG Grant Funding: Grant Funding