The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute awarded $3.3 million to 50 law enforcement and government agencies for public safety and crime prevention initiatives. The funding was provided by the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program through the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance.

The JAG program is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. While funds can be used to support a broad range of activities, the program places emphasis on breaking the cycle of substance use and crime, combating violence, holding offenders accountable, reinforcing law enforcement efforts, supporting adjudication and enhancing technology and information sharing.

The Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office received a grant in the amount of $20,365.66.  The funds will be used by the Marshall County Drug Task Force to identify, investigate and arrest those persons involved in drug trafficking, drug cultivation and drug manufacturing.   

Click here for a list of the JAG award recipients.