2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council
1. STATE STRATEGY AND FUNDING PRIORITIES, AWARD PROCESS, AND TIMELINE
Since 1986, the District Attorneys Council (DAC) has served as the state administering agency for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The DAC utilizes a board that provides general oversight for the JAG Program, approves the state strategy, prioritizes purpose areas for funding, reviews grant proposals, and determines awards. Comprised of 17 voting and non-voting members, the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Board represents a cross section of state and federal criminal justice agencies in Oklahoma.
The following agencies have representatives that serve on the JAG Board:
Voting Members A District Attorney Office of Juvenile Affairs Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control Oklahoma Department of Corrections Oklahoma Department of Education Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Oklahoma District Attorneys Council Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation The Office of the Attorney General The Office of the Governor
Non-Voting Members Drug Enforcement Agency U.S. Attorney for the Western, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
Through the dedicated and knowledgeable representatives that serve on the JAG Board, strategies and approaches have been developed and executed to prevent, as well as control, drugs and violent crimes and serious offenders. In this capacity, the Board leverages federal funding through the JAG Program in order to marshal the State’s resources in responding to these criminal justice issues.