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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice


Justice Assistance Grant - JAG

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation, data collection, training, personnel, and criminal justice information systems that will improve such areas as:

  • Law Enforcement Programs
  • Prosecution and Court Programs
  • Prevention and Education Programs
  • Corrections and Community Corrections Programs
  • Drug treatment and Enforcement Programs
  • Planning, Evaluation, and Technology Improvement Programs
  • Crime Victim and Witness Programs (other than compensation)

Evidence-based Programs

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) encourages programs that are evidence-based and have been proven effective. Questions often arise about what is meant by evidence-based programs. Office of Justice Programs (OJP) considers programs and practices to be evidence-based when their effectiveness has been demonstrated by causal evidence (generally obtained through one or more outcome evaluations).

2012-2015 JAG Stategic Plan

2012-2015 JAG Strategic Plan Addendum