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The Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) allocates state and federal resources statewide for comprehensive criminal justice planning and policy development. This responsibility includes public safety issue identification, system collaboration, policy development, and system planning and implementation. As the State Administering Agency (SAA) for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), the CJC maintains responsibility for distribution, monitoring, and reporting of annual formula grants and when applicable, competitive grants. Additionally, the CJC serves as the primary coordinating body for the acceptance, planning, and distribution of federal criminal justice funds leveraged to address the needs of the state criminal justice system.

Grant programs administered by CJC include:

Federally Funded

  • Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reform
  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT)
  • Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act compliance funding (SORNA)
  • Technical Assistance funds (PEW, Vera, Booz-Allen-Hamilton, BJA, etc.)

State Funded

Funds from state and federal grants administered by the CJC are awarded to local governments, state agencies and nonprofit agencies. Eligibility criteria are defined within the public notice on this website at the time of each solicitation.

As the State Administering Agency (SAA) of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), the CJC is responsible for maintaining compliance with Federal and State requirements. In addition to the Grant Management Handbook, these resources may be useful in assisting with federal compliance. In an effort to assist grant recipients, CJC Grant staff prepared the Grants Management Handbook. CJC grant recipients may find many of the answers to their questions in the handbook.
All CJC grantees are subject to the following general provisions regardless of funding source.


Other Resources as Applicable

Civil Rights Compliance: Whenever Federal funds are involved, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies.
No Person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, can be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Civil Rights Policy

Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)

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