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