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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2012

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Alexia Cooper, Ph.D.
Date Published
September 2012
8 pages
This technical report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents information on the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for 2012.

Describes the steps used in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula calculation process and presents summary results of the FY 2012 formula calculations. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 merged two grant programs to establish the JAG program; the Bureau of Justice Assistance administers this program and the Bureau of Justice Statistics calculates the formulas. Funds are distributed to states and localities based on resident population and violent crime data reported to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. In total, approximately $295.6 million was allocated for the FY 2012 JAG awards.