Local sheriff’s offices awarded $270K grant for criminal justice initiatives

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office have been awarded $272,998 for criminal justice initiatives.

The grant comes from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program and was awarded by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), according to Acting U.S. Attorney Ellison C. Travis.

Funds are to be used for criminal justice initiatives such as multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces, crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, justice information sharing initiatives, or other programs aimed at reducing crime and/or enhancing public/officer safety, according to a news release.

For more information about the JAG program, click here.

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