Grants Management

CJCC Grants Management administers funding for criminal and juvenile justice programs in Lucas County. Lucas County, through the CJCC, is one of three urban counties in Ohio that provides local administration of federal criminal justice grants. The CJCC administers over $1 million of grants annually and assures that money is spent according to local, state and federal guidelines. The grants are awarded to units of local government and non-profit social service agencies to implement new and innovative programs in the following areas (click to view):

The Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) was established by Congress in 2004 through the merger of the Edward Byrne Memorial and the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant programs.

Purpose:

The purpose of the JAG grant program is to assist state and local governments in supporting a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system based on local needs.

Program Areas:
  • Law Enforcement Programs
  • Prosecution and Court Programs
  • Prevention and Education Programs
  • Corrections and Community Corrections Programs
  • Drug Treatment Programs
  • Planning, Evaluation, and Technology Improvement Programs
Eligible Applicants:

All JAG applicants must have an organization, or subgrantee, that will serve as the fiduciary agent and assume overall responsibility for the grant. Eligible JAG subgrantees include:

  • A unit of local government or council of governments. A unit of local government has legislative autonomy, jurisdiction, and authority to act in certain circumstances. Units of government include a city, county, township, or village. If two or more jointly apply, they must designate one body to take the lead role and identify that agency’s fiscal officer. Projects implemented by courts, law enforcement agencies, or mental health boards may not act as their own subgrantees.
  • State agencies, state-supported universities.
  • Statewide and local nonprofit or faith-based associations.
Funding Sources:
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Formula Subgrant program was enacted by Congress in Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) has been designated by the Governor to administer this program in Ohio.

Purpose:

The purpose of VAWA funding is to establish strategies and services to combat crimes against women. The VAWA program provides funding for projects that assist local government to develop and strengthen the effectiveness of law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.

Program Areas:
  • Training
  • Enhancement Effects
  • Policy and Protocol Development
  • Data Collection and Communcation Systems
  • Victim Services Programs and Visitation Centers
  • Stalking Programs
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)
Eligible Applicants:

All VAWA applicants must have an organization, or subgrantee, that will serve as the fiduciary agent and assume overall responsibility for the grant. Eligible VAWA subgrantees include:

  • A unit of local government or council of governments. A unit of local government has legislative autonomy, jurisdiction, and authority to act in certain circumstances. Units of government include a city, county, township, or village. If two or more jointly apply, they must designate one body to take the lead role and identify that agency’s fiscal officer.
  • Local and state nonprofit, non-governmental victim service programs.
Funding Sources:
  • Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

In 1974, Congress passed the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act that created the Title II Formula Grant Program. The Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) has been designated by the Governor to administer this program in Ohio.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Title II program is to assist communities in addressing juvenile crime and delinquency at the local level.

Program Areas:

Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)

  • Funded programs will focus on reducing the disproportionate number of minority juveniles that come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
  • Programs must target activities that are identified in the Lucas County DMC Assessment Report Phase - 1.
Funding Sources:
  • Ohio Department of Youth Services, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Grants staff coordinates local funding plans with the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Staff monitors the operations of all awarded grants and provides technical assistance to subgrantees and prospective grant applicants. During the project’s funding period, financial and performance reports are submitted for CJCC staff review to ensure that projects are spending within grant guidelines and are on target toward meeting their intended goals. Staff conducts project site visits to assure compliance with federal, state and local program guidelines and to assess progress toward stated goals and objectives.

To find out more about the federal grant programs listed above and to learn more about local programs please contact CJCC Grants Staff:

Grants Manager
Tara Butler
Grants Manager
One Government Center - Suite 1720
Toledo, OH 43604
PH: 567.200.6826
tara.butler@noris.org