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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Office of Criminal Justice Coordination

The Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice Coordination coordinates the efforts of public and private agencies involved in the City's crime control, criminal justice and victim assistance activities. The office administers, monitors and evaluates state and federal grants to facilitate crime reduction efforts. The office acts as the staff of the Criminal Justice Council, which decides the allocation and distribution of criminal justice grant fund for Orleans Parish as the official "pass through" agency for the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. These principal duties are conducted with an eye toward coordination of all public and private efforts in the public safety and criminal justice areas.

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Public Notice

Notice is hereby given of the availability of FY14 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant programs, federal funds, through the Bureau of Justice Assistance housed in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. The goal is to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, and court programs, prevention and education programs, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, crime victim and witness initiatives (other than victim compensation), and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. Eligible applicants are units of general local government or combinations and Indian tribes that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement administers and allocates these funds through the Orleans District.

The total amount available to the Orleans District is approximately $333,432. Projects will be funded on a 12-month basis.

Complete guidelines and instructions for applying may be obtained from:
Maria-Kay Chetta, Deputy Director
Office of Criminal Justice Coordination
City Hall - 1300 Perdido Street, Room 8E15, New Orleans, LA, 70112
(504) 658-4040

The deadline for submitting worksheets is close of business August 15th, 2014.

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the City of New Orleans has been awarded $238,520 in direct Federal funding for the FY2014 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Eligible programs are administered by Criminal Justice agencies in Orleans Parish only and in specific purpose areas. Priority will be given to programs which address the issues of: reducing gun violence, recidivism reduction, pretrial reform and justice system realignment, indigent defense, improving mental health services and evidence-based “Smart” programs.

Any questions about eligible use of grant funds may be forwarded in writing to:

The Office of Criminal Justice Coordination
Ms. Louise Gray, Bryne/JAG Program Manager
1300 Perdido St., Rm 8E15
New Orleans, LA, 70112


Via email at

Deadline for proposal submissions is 5pm on May 23rd, 2014.

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Last updated: 8/1/2014 9:47:57 AM

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