Governor Laura Kelly, on behalf of the Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (KCJCC), is pleased to announce the 2019 grant awards for the Federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The grant program is a partnership among federal, state and local governments to create safer communities and improve criminal justice systems.
“I’m pleased to announce these important grants available to improve the safety of Kansas communities and families,” said Kelly. “Our law enforcement offices, nonprofits and community health organizations do much to keep our citizens safe. I commend them for their work and look forward to continuing to partner with them to improve many aspects of our criminal justice system.”
The JAG program provides funds to criminal justice system partners in addressing crime and improving public safety. The KCJCC established four primary areas for distributing these funds that include; reducing recidivism, improving law enforcement technology and officer safety, improving victim services and supporting projects that enhance the functionality of the Kansas criminal justice information system.
The Governor also announced the Federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment of State Prisoners Grant Program (RSAT) grant award. The Kansas Department of Corrections was awarded $119,046 by the KCJCC. The funds are used for treatment of adult inmates.
The KCJCC also awarded the Kansas Bureau of Investigation $716,746 from the Federal National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) grant program. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of the criminal history record information in support of background check systems.
The Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (KCJCC) oversees the criminal justice federal funding made available to Kansas through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The KCJCC is representative of the Governor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Corrections, the Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, and the Director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
A total of $3,283,907 was awarded to 41 agencies.
2019 JAG recipients are:
Brown County Brown County Sheriff’s Office $ 45,050
Horton Police Department $ 31,383
Kickapoo Tribal Police $ 25,892
Crawford County Crawford County Sheriff’s Department $ 82,262
Ellis County Northwest Kansas Community Corrections $ 80,087
Harvey County Newton Police Department $ 48,124
Jackson County Jackson County Sheriff’s Office $ 70,623
Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Police $174,330
Johnson County Gardner Police Department $ 16,880
Johnson County Mental Health $ 68,414
Merriam Police Department $ 66,000
One Heart Project $213,318
Kingman County Kingman County Sheriff’s Office $ 69,023
Leavenworth County Brothers In Blue Reentry $140,107
Lansing Police Department $ 46,686
Lyon County 5th Judicial District Community Corrections $ 41,434
SOS $ 42,785
Marshall Marysville Police Department $ 50,244
Miami County Miami County Sheriff’s Office $ 63,424
Mitchell County Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office $ 25,304
Montgomery County Cherryvale Police Department $ 89,436
Coffeyville Police Department $ 62,655
Norton County Norton Police Department $ 48,881
Pottawatomie County Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department $ 45,297
Rawlins County Rawlins County Sheriff’s Office $ 87,780
Reno County Hutchinson Police Department $ 15,765
Reno County Community Corrections $113,938
Republic County Republic County Sheriff’s Department $ 49,705
Rice County Lyons Police Department $ 24,140
Saline County 28th Judicial District Community Corrections $ 66,205
City of Salina Police Department $ 73,380
Scott County Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center $146,582
Sedgwick County City of Wichita Police Department $224,850
Episcopal Social Services $ 63,771
Step Stone $ 39,725
Via Christi Hospitals Wichita $173,991
Shawnee County Kansas Department of Corrections
Victim Services $191,982
Kansas Department of Corrections $ 87,092
Kansas Highway Patrol $ 69,336
Wyandotte County Avenue of Life $169,971