Library of Byrne JAG Promising Programs

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Byrne JAG funds supported the initial implementation of the Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Program. The TAG Program provides an opportunity for agencies at all levels to pursue collaborative investigations against the most significant gangs throughout Texas. The program's main goal is to eradicate the presence of violent transnational and other organized gangs within the state to improve the safety of Texans and the citizens of neighboring states. The TAG program focuses on the use of strategic partnerships and targeted, regional and multidisciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through the coordination of gang prevention, intervention and suppression strategies. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Texas Office of the Governor, Public Safety Department

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Keywords

Collaboration; Gangs; Violent Crime; Police; Policing

#Law_Enforcement
#Crime_Prevention
#Information_Sharing
#Texas

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Byrne JAG funds in South Carolina were used to support the purchase of two Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for the Town of Mount Pleasant Police Department and the York County Sheriff's Office. The AFIS has enabled both agencies to improve productivity and reduce the backlog of unsolved cases, as latent impressions can now be encoded and search quickly for use in investigations. AFIS is managed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

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Keywords

Police; Policing; Fingerprinting; Evidence; Technology; Forensics

#Law_Enforcement
#Planning_Evaluation_and_Technology
#Law_Enforcement_Equipment
#Forensics
#SouthCarolina

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Byrne JAG funds in Illinois help support the Cook County Department of Corrections in partnership with Be Well Partners in Health Partnership. This coordinated effort works to connect detainees with serious mental illness with the proper resources in their communities.

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Keywords

Mental Health; Treatment; Referral; Reentry; Community

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Mental_Health_or_Co-Occurring_Screening_Assessment_and_Treatment
#Illinois

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Byrne JAG funds support the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC), one of 77 U.S. Department of Homeland Security-recognized fusion centers. The fusion center is the primary repository for criminal intelligence information, and staff is responsible for turning the flow of raw information into an actionable intelligence picture. 

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Keywords

Data; Data Sharing; Criminal History; Evidence

#Planning_Evaluation_and_Technology
#Information_Sharing
#Criminal_History_Records
#Georgia

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Byrne JAG funds support the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) five Regional Enforcement Teams, which have offices throughout the state. Each Enforcement Team is staffed by full-time agents, as well as officers and deputies, referred to as Task Force Officers (TFO’s) from local law enforcement agencies. Agents and TFO’s are supported by a combination of Byrne JAG funds, general state funds and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area grant.  Byrne JAG funds currently provide support for nine TFOs. The primary goal of Wyoming’s DCI Regional Enforcement Teams is identification, disruption and dismantling of drug trafficking organizations and the apprehension of violent crime offenders.

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Keywords

Police; Policing; Law Enforcement

#Law_Enforcement
#Law_Enforcement_Task_Force_Operations_and_Personnel
#Wyoming

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Byrne JAG funds in Wisconsin support the development of a web-based reporting system for specialty courts and pre-trial diversion programs funded through Byrne JAG and the state’s Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program. This new data management will give researchers a unified data set upon which to build their evaluation efforts. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Wisconsin Department of Justice

Keywords

Judicial; Judiciary; Drugs; Information Sharing; Technology; Reporting

#Planning_Evaluation_and_Technology
#Prosecution_and_Courts_Including_Indigent_Defense
#Information_Sharing
#Specialty_Courts
#Pretrial_Justice_Initiatives
#Alternatives_to_Incarceration_Substance_Use_Disorders
#Wisconsin

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Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support 18 local drug and violent crime task forces. These multi-jurisdictional efforts cover 56 of the state’s 72 counties. As part of this initiative, funds support an inter-tribal task force, which has representation from 10 of the state’s 12 tribal nations.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Wisconsin Department of Justice


Keywords

Drugs; Police; Policing; Law Enforcement

#Law_Enforcement
#Law_Enforcement_Task_Force_Operations_and_Personnel
#Wisconsin

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Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the implementation and expansion of pre-trial diversion programs throughout the state in coordination with the state’s Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program. In 2015 and 2016 Byrne JAG funds supported six prosecutor-led pre-trial diversion programs in Milwaukee, Dane, Fond du Lac, St. Croix, Winnebago and Walworth counties. 

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Keywords

Addiction; Substance Abuse; Prosecution

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Alternatives_to_Incarceration_Substance_Use_Disorders
#Alternatives_to_Incarceration_Mental_Health
#Wisconsin

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Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the implementation and expansion of specialty courts throughout the state in coordination with the state’s Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program. In 2015 and 2016, Byrne JAG funds supported nine specialty court expansion grants and two initial implementation grants including Adult Drug Court, DUI Courts, a Mental Health Court and a Veterans Court.

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Keywords

Judicial; Judiciary; Prosecution; Substance Abuse; Addiction

#Prosecution_and_Courts_Including_Indigent_Defense
#Specialty_Courts
#Alternatives_to_Incarceration_Substance_Use_Disorders
#Alternatives_to_Incarceration_Mental_Health
#Wisconsin

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Byrne JAG funds support the Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) Program in West Virginia Schools. The PRO Program is a cooperative effort between schools and law enforcement to: improve student’s attitudes and knowledge of criminal justice and law enforcement, to prevent kids from committing crimes, to mentor youth with law enforcement officers to provide a safer school environment and to combine safety and child advocacy assuring a better school experience for all West Virginia youth. PRO has three main goals: Prevention; Mentoring; and Safety.

Agency and Program Information 


Keywords

Campuses; School Safety; SRO; Police; Policing; Juveniles

#Prevention_and_Education
#Law_Enforcement
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#Crime_Prevention
#WestVirginia

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