Byrne JAG Promising Programs

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In Alabama, Byrne JAG funding supports the partnership between the City of Montgomery and A Cut Above the Rest Training Facility (CARTF). Founded in 2012, CARTF expands the capacity to train ex-offenders and other hard-to-place workers for employment in construction industry jobs by providing them with nationally recognized craft skill training credentials. This program is essential for helping reduce high recidivism rates among ex-offenders in Alabama, as well as removing barriers to successful reentry by providing education and vocational opportunities.

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Additional Resources

(News Article): “Cut Above the Rest Program Graduates Eighth Class” (2016)


Keywords

Job skills; Job Training; Recidivism; Reentry; Vocational Training

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Reentry
#Alabama

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Byrne JAG funds support Access Youth’s Restorative Justice in Schools Program, which provides early intervention and support to 75 DC Public High School DCPS students at risk of suspension, arrest, and court referral, with the goal of improving their engagement in school, and reducing the likelihood of delinquency and justice system involvement. Program activities include direct services to youth as well as program supervision and support such as managing intake from schools, conducting mediation and restorative conferences, and providing training/life skills sessions.

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Keywords:

Student; At-Risk Youth; Life Skills Training; Truancy; Prevention; Juveniles

#Prevention_and_Education
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#DistrictofColumbia

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In Colorado, Byrne JAG is used to support the 10th Judicial District’s Addict 2 Athlete (A2A) Program which utilizes an innovative approach to reducing recidivism. A2A is based on the core principles of pro-social services by active engagement of individuals in a structured eight-week exercise and learning program that includes substance abuse education, cognitive restructuring, life skills, and development of biological, sociological, and environmental strategies essential in helping individuals abstain from self-damaging behavior.

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Keywords:

Behavioral Health; Social Services; Social Work; Social Worker; Training; Case Management

#Prevention_and_Education
#Reentry
#Colorado

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In Mississippi, Byrne JAG funding supports the implementation of 12 adult and juvenile drug court dockets throughout the state and provides funding for implementation assistance that is available through The Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals (MADCP).  In addition to certification, MADCP ensures that the juvenile and adult dockets are implemented with fidelity to the national drug court model.

Agency and Program Information:

State Agency Administrator: Mississippi Department of Public Safety


Keywords:

Substance Abuse; Diversion; Treatment; Judicial; Judiciary

#Drug_Treatment_and_Enforcement
#Specialty_Courts
#Mississippi

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Byrne JAG funds support the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force (ADETF). ADETF was created through a partnership between Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and local law enforcement agencies. The ADETF began in October 2016. Seven Multi-jurisdictional regional drug task forces work to break down the barriers between interstate jurisdictions to combat  narcotics related crimes and drug trafficking organizations. 

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Keywords

Drugs; MJTF; Multi-jurisdiction; Police; Policing; Task force; Interagency

#Law_Enforcement
#Law_Enforcement_Task_Force_Operations_and_Personnel
#Alabama

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Byrne JAG funds support Alaska's Statewide Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force and Prosecution program, which is a cooperative law enforcement and prosecution effort involving several criminal justice agencies with jurisdiction over different areas of the state, sharing the common goal of addressing illegal drugs and alcohol and violent crime problems in the state. The program enables law enforcement and prosecution agencies in different jurisdictions to work together as a single entity with the ability to improve communication, share intelligence, and coordinate activities. This allows for more efficient use of resources and targeting of offenders whose activities cross jurisdictional boundaries. Alaska also provides a large state share of funding to support this program effort. 

Agency Information

State Administering Agency: Alaska Department of Public Safety

Additional Resource(s)

(Program Narrative)Alaska MJTF and Prosecution Program (2014) 


Keywords

Information Sharing; MJTF; Multi-jurisdiction; Narcotics; Police; Policing; Prosecutor; Task Forces

#Law_Enforcement
#Drug_Treatment_and_Enforcement
#Law_Enforcement_Task_Force_Operations_and_Personnel
#Prosecution_Initiatives
#Alaska

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The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission set aside five percent of its Byrne JAG funding for criminal justice records improvement projects. These projects support criminal history records improvement and information sharing under an approved strategic plan. In FY 2016, funding was provided to support the use of biometric fingerprint technology to capture fingerprints in courtrooms, and to begin implementation of mobile fingerprint technology for all criminal courtrooms in the state.

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Keywords

 Court; Courts; Data; Evidence; Fingerprint; Forensics; Judicial; Judiciary; Records ; Technology

#Planning_Evaluation_and_Technology
#Criminal_History_Records
#Information_Sharing
#Arizona

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In Arizona, Byrne JAG funds helped support forensic projects, which analyzed 15,850 samples, providing court testimony 167 times and adjudication project efforts resulted in 2,940 probationers served, including 1,960 that received drug treatment, and provided legal services to more than 924 indigent defendants.

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Keywords

 Courts; Drugs; Evidence; Forensics; Indigent Defense; Judicial; Judiciary; Public Defender; Public Defense

#Drug_Treatment_and_Enforcement
#Prosecution_and_Courts_Including_Indigent_Defense
#Indigent_Defense
#Forensics
#Arizona

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In Arizona, Byrne JAG funds support Multi-jurisdictional task forces (MJTFs) and drug-related projects. AZ’s implementation of MJTFs includes a tandem prosecutor component, forensic drug analysis support, and adjudication projects. Arizona’s approach to funding and monitoring the performance of MJTFs and other drug control projects is consistent with a research-based framework that evaluates performance and effectiveness. In 2016, these efforts led to 4,786 drug-related arrests, the seizure of illicit drugs in excess of $154 million and 479 weapons. Drug prosecutors secured over 20,200 convictions, with 58 percent sentenced to probation and 24 percent to a term of incarceration.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

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Keywords

Court; Courts; Drugs; Evidence; Forensics; Judicial; Judiciary; Narcotics; Police; Policing; Prosecution

#Law_Enforcement
#Drug_Treatment_and_Enforcement
#Law_Enforcement_Task_Force_Operations_and_Personnel
#Arizona

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Byrne JAG funds in Arkansas support a statewide network of 19 multi-jurisdictional drug task forces. Byrne JAG funds are combined with dedicated state funding (40 percent Byrne JAG/ 60 percent state funds) to support task force operations in 67 of the 75 Arkansas counties.  Drug enforcement efforts in Arkansas are focused primarily on methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription/opioid drugs and heroin interdictions and eradications. Each of the 19 Task forces are required to have a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and a governing board that helps direct the work of each Task force and provides investigative oversight when appropriate. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration 


Keywords

 Drugs; Law Enforcement; Meth; MJTF; Narcotics; Opioids; Police; Policing; Task force

#Law_Enforcement
#Drug_Treatment_and_Enforcement
#Law_Enforcement_Task_Force_Operations_and_Personnel
#Arkansas

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