The JAG program is an effective and comprehensive approach to dealing with illegal drug problems in our communities. Methamphetamine abuse is one of Georgia's top problems, and the JAG program has helped our state and local law enforcement officials coordinate a comprehensive approach to fighting this epidemic.
"Methamphetamine poses a grave danger to citizens in Northwest Georgia," said Gingrey. "There are many places to cut fat in the budget, but targeting a highly effective anti-drug program isn't one of them. I've seen the success of the JAG program in reducing drug use and helping our justice system prosecute drug offenders. Eliminating funds for this vital program would be a devastating blow to our state and local law enforcement officials, who depend on this assistance to safeguard our children and communities."
The Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program helps coordinate state and local law enforcement efforts; collaborate prosecution, corrections, treatment and prevention programs; and enable state and local leaders to leverage resources in targeted areas to fight Methamphetamine and other drug abuse.