Byrne JAG funds support Washington State’s 17 regional multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces support 75 percent of the state’s population. The State Administering Agency maintains quality control and conducts evaluations through a peer review evaluation process that assesses performance and offers training on best practices for task force management. An oversight board made up of representatives from the county, state and local law enforcement and prosecution helps to guide the work of each multi-agency interdiction team. These accountability standards draw upon best practices endorsed by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Justice Administration, U.S. Department of Justice.
MJTF; Gangs; Police; Policing