Recovery Act: Department of Justice (DoJ) Could Better Assess Justice Assistance Grant Program Impact

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DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 84 pages
Under the 2009 Recovery Act, the DoJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awarded $2 billion in 4-year Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to state and local gov'ts. for criminal justice activities. This report examined: (1) how Recovery Act JAG funds are awarded and how recipients in selected states and localities used their awards; (2) challenges, if any, recipients reported in complying with Recovery Act reporting requirements; (3) the extent to which states shared promising practices related to use and management of funds, and how DoJ encouraged info. sharing; and (4) the extent to which DoJ's JAG Recovery Act performance measures were consistent with promising practices. Charts and tables. A print on demand publication.

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