Byrne JAG funds support thirteen multi-jurisdictional task forces that have been a pioneering initiative in the battle against violent crime and drug abuse for several years. The organized task forces are funded in part by the Byrne JAG program. West Virginia currently has one statewide task force and several local task forces, spanning five counties. The task forces are made up of officers at the local, county, state, and federal levels, allowing for more effective coordination and use of combined resources and improving public safety in the fight drugs and violent crime.
State Agency Administrator: West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services
(Press Release): Governor Announces Justice Assistance Grant Awards (2017)
MJTF; Police; Policing; Law Enforcement; Substance Abuse; Addiction