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Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Spending

The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) recently reviewed two documents related to the $2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds spent on the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released October 15, 2010 and a National Criminal Justice Association release on self-reported spending on the program by states in 2009. JPI found that both reports reinforce the need for lawmakers to re-examine funding for the Byrne JAG program.

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