CSAC Bulletin Article

BSCC Seeks Survey Input on Federal JAG Spending

August 12, 2021

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is requesting input from stakeholders and other interested parties as the agency considers updates to spending priorities for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).

The BSCC periodically assesses how grant funding should be prioritized within the federal guidelines set by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.  A survey has been created to help identify unmet and under-served needs within the eight Program Purpose Areas established by the BJA.

The Program Purpose Areas are:

  • PPA 1 – Law enforcement programs
  • PPA 2 – Prosecution and court programs
  • PPA 3 – Prevention and education programs
  • PPA 4 – Corrections and community corrections programs
  • PPA 5 – Drug treatment and enforcement programs
  • PPA 6 – Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
  • PPA 7 – Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
  • PPA 8 – Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams

The Board will consider the survey responses at its November 18, 2021 meeting for incorporation in the Request for Proposals for the October 2022 through the September 2025 grant cycle. Survey responses are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021. A link to the survey is available here. Answers to this survey are confidential and anonymous. No effort will be made to identify any respondent.

If you are having difficulties with the survey or have any questions, please email the BSCC at: JAG@bscc.ca.gov

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