2017 Byrne JAG Application
The federal Byrne Justice
Assistance (JAG) Program provides seed money to assist and state and local
government entities in implementing a wide range of drug enforcement,
correctional treatment/supervision, victim services, juvenile justice and
criminal justice system improvement projects.
PCCD utilizes an advisory
committee structure to identify problems and needs within the criminal justice
system. PCCD's advisory committees are comprised of knowledgeable
individuals who represent a broad range of state, local, and private sector expertise
and who meet regularly to address problems and recommend solutions to improve
the criminal and juvenile justice systems as well as victim services
systems. PCCD engages in a deliberate planning process, which includes
the incorporation of advisory committee input, to determine how to best utilize
JAG funds and, to the extent practicable, build upon the successes of the
programs previously supported.
The federal JAG applications
requirements specify that an opportunity to comment on the states' application
is provided to citizens to the extent applicable law or established procedures
make such opportunity available. Provided below is a link to the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s 2017 Byrne JAG application as well as a link to
provide PCCD with comments via email.
2017 Pennsylvania Byrne JAG Application (PDF)
Any comments or questions can be sent via email to RA-PCCD-OCJSI@pa.gov