Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant - JAG


The JAG program is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG 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. Read about Officer Edward R. Byrne.

The JAG Program is authorized by Title I of Public Law No. 90-351 (generally codified at 34 U.S.C. 10151-10726), including subpart 1 of part E (codified at 34 U.S.C. 10151-10158); see also 28 U.S.C. 530C (a)

As California’s adult and juvenile public safety needs evolve, the BSCC periodically assesses how grant funding should be prioritized within the federal guidelines set by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).  A survey was created to help identify unmet and under-served needs within the eight Program Purpose Areas established by the BJA.

The Program Purpose Areas (PPA):

  • PPA 1 – Law enforcement programs
  • PPA 2 – Prosecution and court programs
  • PPA 3 – Prevention and education programs
  • PPA 4 – Corrections and community corrections programs
  • PPA 5 – Drug treatment and enforcement programs
  • PPA 6 – Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
  • PPA 7 – Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
  • PPA 8 – Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams

The Board considered the survey responses at its November 18, 2021 meeting for incorporation in the Request for Proposals for the October 2022 through September 2025 grant cycle.

JAG: Results of Information Gathering Process to Inform the Multi-Year JAG State Strategyopens PDF file

 

2019 JAG Request for Proposals

In April 2019, California counties responded to the  Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program Request for Proposals (RFP) for the JAG grant cycle that runs October 2019 to September 2022.

2019 JAG Program RFPopens PDF file

2019 JAG Project Summaries – PDF

 

Executive Steering Committee 

 
# Name Title Agency/Organization
1 Linda Penner (Co-chair) BSCC Board Member Board of State and Community Corrections
2 Mark Delgado Executive Director LA County Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee
3 Eric Durnell Ph. D. Candidate Social Psychology, CSU San Francisco, San Francisco County
4 David Fernandez Senior Special Agent CA Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitations, Sacramento County
5 Robin Lipetzky Public Defender Contra Costa County
6 Lyle Martin Police Chief Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County
7 Steven Meinrath Attorney Sacramento County
8 Debbie Paolinelli Assistant County Administrative Officer Fresno County
9 Jonathan Raven Chief Deputy District Attorney Yolo County
10 Darren Thompson Sheriff-Coroner San Benito County
11 Erik Upson Police Chief Benicia Police Department, Solano County
12 Erica Webster Master's Candidate Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA
13 Charles White, Ph. D. Director, Criminal Justice Azusa Pacific University, San Diego County

Printable 2019 JAG ESC Rosteropens PDF file

2015 JAG Program

The 2015 JAG grants closed December 31, 2017.

 

Final Local Evaluation Reports

As set forth in the RFP, grantees were required to set aside grant funds (five to ten percent) for the development of a Local Evaluation Plan, data collection and a Final Local Evaluation Report (LER). Grantees were encouraged to work with external evaluators.

 
County Reports Author/Evaluator
Butte County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: Gary Bess and Associates
Calaveras County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluators: Sgt. Rachelle Whiting & Sgt. Gregory Stark
Humboldt County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Author: Dawn Arledge, Director of Health
Kern County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: Transforming Local Communities, Inc.
Kings County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: Transforming Local Communities, Inc. Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: Lisa M. Graziano, Ph.D. & Jane Florence Gauthier, Ph.D.
Madera County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: Jana Price-Sharps, EdD, Forensic Psychologist
Mendocino County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: Kristy Kelly, M. S., M.F.T.
Merced County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Author: Heidi Szakala
Plumas County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: High Sierra Grants
City & County of San Francisco (SF) Reports
SF Final Evaluation Reportopens PDF file
SF Evaluation Attachment Aopens PDF file
SF Evaluation Attachment Bopens PDF file
SF Interim Reportopens PDF file
SF Outcomes Reportopens PDF file
Authors: Mika Clark & Jennifer Henderson-Frankes
Santa Cruz County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: Applied Survey Research
Sonoma County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: WestEd Associates & Assistant time
Tehama County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: Matt Russell, Center for Evaluation & Research
Tuolumne County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Author: Lt. Jarrod Pippin
Ventura County Evaluation Reportopens PDF file Evaluator: EVALCORP Research & Consulting
For information about the JAG Grant please email: If you would like to provide public comment via email please submit to: JAG@bscc.ca.govcreate new email. All public comments will be compiled and provided to the Executive Steering Committee. The public is also welcomed to provide public comment in person at the ESC meetings. The ESC meeting dates will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.

Notice Regarding Enjoined Immigration Enforcement Conditions

For FY 2017 JAG funding, OJP sought to impose conditions related to immigration enforcement as requirements for state and local governments to receive JAG funding. On November 20, 2018, a United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order enjoining the enforcement of these immigration enforcement conditions. Consequently, the Bureau of Justice Assistance will not enforce these conditions against the State of California or any subrecipients that receive JAG funding through the Board of State and Community Corrections.

State of California, ex rel. Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of the State of California v. Jefferson B. Sessions III, Attorney General of the United States, et al. Amended Judgement and Orderopens PDF file

 

Bidders’ Conferences

The BSCC hosts Bidders’ Conferences to provide clarity and allow interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP instructions and process.

2019 JAG Program

 

2015 JAG Program

   

2013 Byrne JAG Stakeholder Surveyopens PDF file