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BJS Releases Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2022

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BJS Releases Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2022

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), 2022. The report describes steps used to calculate the Edward Byrne Memorial JAG formula-based award amounts and presents summary results of the fiscal year 2022 calculations.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 merged two grant programs to establish the JAG program. OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance administers the program, and BJS calculates the award amounts. The JAG program provides states, tribes and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of criminal justice areas. States and localities receive funds based on their resident population reported by the U.S. Census Bureau and on violent crime data reported to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Title: Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), 2022 (NCJ 308260)
Author: Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D., and Lizabeth Remrey, BJS Statistician

About the Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Kevin M. Scott, Ph.D, is the acting director. More information about BJS and criminal justice statistics can be found at

About the Office of Justice Programs

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime; advance equity and fairness in the administration of justice; assist victims; and uphold the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at


CONTACT: OJP Media at [email protected]

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