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.