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NCJ Number: NCJ 243879     Find in a Library
Title: The Impact of the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program: How Byrne JAG is Changing the Criminal Justice System
Corporate Author: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2013
Page Count: 12
Sale Source: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
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Document: PDF 
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides information on the types of programs supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program and looks at how these programs are changing the criminal justice system.
Abstract: This report, from the National Criminal Justice Association, provides information on the types of programs supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program and looks at how these programs are changing the criminal justice system. The report describes reform efforts by State administering agencies aimed at broadening stakeholder involvement, developing statewide strategic plans, and funding evidence-based and data-generating projects. Highlights of the following State projects are presented in this report: legislation in Connecticut to reduce the number of young people sent to the adult system; Tennessee’s efforts to target high crime rates in medium-sized cities; Massachusetts’ use of cutting edge strategies to reduce crime and prevent victimization; Pennsylvania’s use of improved interventions for persons with mental illness; California’s efforts to address overcrowding in its prisons; Illinois’ efforts to reduce recidivism; Mississippi’s efforts to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to address violent crime and reduce drug use; Hawaii’s efforts to improve probation; Texas’s progress in justice reinvestment; and Ohio’s initiative to reduce crime in violence-plagued neighborhoods. Additional projects in the following States are also highlighted: Colorado, Vermont, West Virginia, Arizona, Arkansas, Minnesota, Louisiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Alaska, Florida, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Alabama, Oregon, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Georgia, Virginia, Michigan, Maryland, New York, and New Mexico.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Reform ; Court reform ; Correctional reform ; Juvenile justice reform ; Criminal justice system reform ; Social reform ; District of Columbia ; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) ; Dedicated funding ; Florida ; Georgia (USA) ; Hawaiian Islands ; Illinois ; Iowa ; Kentucky ; Louisiana ; Maryland ; Massachusetts ; Michigan ; Minnesota ; Mississippi ; Nevada ; New Mexico ; New York ; Ohio ; Oregon ; Pennsylvania ; Rhode Island ; Tennessee ; Texas ; Vermont ; Virginia ; West Virginia ; Wisconsin ; Alabama ; Alaska ; Arizona ; Arkansas ; California ; Colorado ; Connecticut
   
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