The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is the state administering agency for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. In 2020, California’s allotted JAG award was just over $17 million.

The BSCC works to ensure that spending priorities allowed under the grant program align with California’s evolving needs. These periodic surveys help the agency to see trends and adjust focus. The results will guide development of the new five-year JAG state strategy starting in the year 2022.

The BSCC is looking for input on needs in both the adult and juvenile systems, and broad public participation is critical to the creation of a fair and comprehensive plan. We encourage you to share this widely with your colleagues and other interested parties.

The survey should take 20 to 25 minutes to complete and focuses on spending and identifying unmet needs within the grant’s allowable program purpose areas (PPA):

  • PPA 1 – Law enforcement programs
  • PPA 2 – Prosecution and court programs
  • PPA 3 – Prevention and education programs
  • PPA 4 – Corrections and community corrections programs
  • PPA 5 – Drug treatment and enforcement programs
  • PPA 6 – Planning, evaluation, & technology improvement programs
  • PPA 7 – Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
  • PPA 8 – Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams
The survey is organized in the following six sections:

  • Section A: Respondent Information
  • Section B: General Funding Priorities
  • Section C: PPA Funding Priorities
  • Section D: Areas of Need within each PPA
  • Section E: Accessing Data and Implementing Evidence-based Approaches
  • Section F: Grant History and Technical Assistance Needs

Answers to this survey are confidential and anonymous. No effort will be made to identify any respondent. If you are having difficulties with the survey or have any questions, please email JAG@bscc.ca.gov. All survey responses are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday September 24th, 2021.
 
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