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Where human needs and government intersect. The Division of Community Services promotes ongoing economic security and independence for the people of Shelby County. We do this by promoting, coordinating and delivering services that address the underlying conditions for well-being and justice. We strive to be a highly organized team and partner, dedicated to promoting a strong community where all people are able to reach their full potential.

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Jul 08

Justice Assistance Grant

Posted on July 8, 2022 at 11:17 AM by Jessica Harris

Office of Justice Initiatives (OJI)

Justice Assistance Grant

One of the pivotal programs that the Office of Justice Initiatives (OJI) has oversight over is the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. It is the leading source of federal justice funding for 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 and technology improvement. The JAG Program also supports crime victim and witness initiatives as well as mental health programs, behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams. Currently, the OJI Fiscal Manager provides grant management technical assistance for five (5) JAG Programs throughout Shelby County Government. Since 2017, OJI has monitored over $1,881,629 in JAG grant funds. Over 25 sub-recipients (including the Memphis Police Department) are successfully directing more than 20 programs with JAG funding. 

Tag(s): OJI, March2022, Justice, JAG