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The State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) provides grants to assist local police departments with violent crime prevention and public safety improvements.  The grants are funded through the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program (CFDA#16.738).



2015 OPM JAG Local Pass Through Grant: Violent Crime Prevention (VCP)

Ninety (90) Connecticut municipalities and six (6) special police forces were the recipients of the Local Pass Through Justice Assistance Grants under the 2015 Violent Crime Prevention (VCP) program.

The primary purpose of this grant is to assist local governments with preventing violent crime and improving public safety.  Purpose areas include: (1) Reduce and prevent violent crime and gun violence; (2) Reduce and prevent gang violence; (3) Support and expand community policing strategies; (4) Improve police response to domestic violence and sexual assault crime; (5) Improve police response to mentally ill offenders.

These grants are funded by the variable “pass-through” allocation that is required to be distributed to units of local government under the federal Justice Assistance Formula Grant (JAG) program.

For More Information:

Please access this web page for more information about the JAG 2015 Violent Crime Prevention (VCP) Grant Program.

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2014 CCSU Racial Profiling Project Support (Top of Page)

Forty four (44) Connecticut municipalities and two (2) special police forces were the recipients of 389 "in-car" thermal printers funded by Justice Assistance Grants to support the racial profiling project administered by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central Connecticut State University.

The Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central Connecticut State University was tasked by the Office of Policy and Management to implement the changes to Connecticut's anti-racial profiling law, entitled The Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act (Connecticut General Statutes Sections 54-1l and 54-1m).  The IMRP project team – with guidance from several national experts on racial profiling – has developed a new standardized method to more efficiently and effectively collect racial profiling data from traffic stops.

The Judicial Branch's Centralized Infraction Bureau (CIB) has received state funding to modify the current electronic citation system to capture racial profiling information. The funding will also develop a uniform electronic charging document that would eliminate most hard copy written warnings, infraction tickets, and misdemeanor summons

The goal of this OPM JAG grant funded project is to equip approximately 350-400 police vehicles with printers and mounting hardware for use with the electronic citation system.  The Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University will be responsible for directing and leading this project.  The IMRP will be responsible for managing the purchase of equipment, which includes the development of a purchase order, ordering the equipment and processing payment and distributing the printers to local police agencies

For More Information:

Please access this web page for more information  about 2014 CCSU Racial Profiling Project Support.


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 2013 OPM JAG Local Pass Through Grant: Police Video Equipment Technology (PVET)  (Top of Page)

Ninety two (92) Connecticut municipalities and six (6) special police forces were the recipients of the Local Pass Through Justice Assistance Grants under the  2013 Police Video Equipment Technology (PVET) program.

Public Act 11-174, An Act Concerning the Electronic Recording of Interrogations, requires the electronic recording of interrogations in certain situations beginning on January 1, 2014.  The Office of the Chief States Attorney (OCSA), in  conjunction  with  the  Police  Officer Standards  and Training Council, the Connecticut  Police Chiefs Association  and the Connecticut State Police,  developed the standards  for a digital audiovisual  recording  system for implementation of the statute.

The State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) provided grant funds under the Police Video Equipment Technology (PVET) program to assist local governments with purchasing equipment necessary for conformance with the PA 11-174 standards.  OPM developed the grant program parameters in collaboration with the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association.

These grants are funded by the variable “pass-through” allocation that is required to be distributed to units of local government under the federal Justice Assistance Formula Grant (JAG) program.

For More Information:

Please access this web page for more information about the Police Video Equipment Technology (PVET) Grant Program.

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2012  OPM Summer Violence Reduction Initiative (SVRI)  (Top of Page)

Twenty two (22) Connecticut municipalities were the recipients of Justice Assistance Grants under the 2012 Summer Violence Reduction Initiative (SVRI).

The federal JAG Formula Grant Program is designed to provide assistance to states and municipalities for the purpose of enforcing state and local drug laws and to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system with primary focus on reducing violent crime and serious offenders.  This grant program -  2012  Summer Violence Reduction Initiative (SVRI) - provides local governments with the flexibility to prioritize the use of funds based on local needs and conditions; with emphasis on three broad areas: Prevention and Intervention, Law Enforcement, and Justice Information Systems Improvements. All grant projects must include a multi-jurisdictional component.  At least 15% of the funding must be budgeted for activities to support participation in a regional or multi-jurisdiction operation, training or sharing of resources.

For More Information:

Please access this web page for more information about the 2012 Summer Violence Reduction Initiative (SVRI).


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2009 OPM ARRA Local Pass Through Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program  (Top of Page)

One hundred fifty-nine (159) Connecticut municipalities were the recipients of the Local Pass Through Justice Assistance Grants, made available though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and administered by the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM).

Eligible costs include crime prevention, community education and law enforcement activities which will stimulate economic recovery, create and preserve jobs.  JAG Local Pass Through funds can be used for technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, contractual support, technology and information systems for criminal justice, as well as criminal justice-related evaluation activities.

For More Information:

Please access this web page for more information about 2009 ARRA Local Pass Through Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

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2006-2015 DOJ Direct JAG Awards to Local Governments  (Top of Page)

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) calculates, for each state and territory, a minimum base allocation which, based on the congressionally mandated JAG formula, can be enhanced by (1) the state’s share of the national population and (2) the state’s share of the country’s Part 1 violent crime statistics. Once the state funding is calculated, 60 percent of the allocation is awarded to the state and 40 percent to eligible units of local government.

 

The State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) does not administer these direct local grant awards.  Local municipalities receive these awards directly from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.



Year

Number
of
Towns

Total Direct
JAG Local
Awards

2006

19

$1,015,820.00

2007

23

$1,615,689.00

2008

13

$456,248.00

2009

25

$1,753,220.00

ARRA 2009

64

$8,113,418.00

2010

22

$1,702,709.00

2011

20

$1,669,013.00

2012

16

$1,040,304.00

2013

16

$993,778.00

2014

15

$1,028,161.00

2015

18

$1,610,451.00

 

TOTAL

$20,998,811.00




Exclusive of funding provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, on average, approximately 18 Connecticut municipalities per year receive a total of about $1,288,000.00 million per year in direct local JAG grant awards from the Department of Justice.

 

For additional details regarding the JAG formula and award calculation process, with examples, please view this document: 2015 JAG Technical Report.

 


For More Information:

 

Please access this web page for more information about DOJ Direct JAG Awards to Local Governments.



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Connecticut Policing Jurisdictions  (Top of Page)

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Please access this web page for more information about about Crime and Staffing Statistics for State and Municipal Police Organizations.



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