The Justice Policy Institute (JPI), a research and policy organization in Washington, D.C. that studies law enforcement issues, recently reviewed two documents related to the $2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds spent on the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released October 15, 2010 and a National Criminal Justice Association release on self-reported spending on the program by states in 2009. JPI found that both reports reinforce the need for lawmakers to re-examine funding for the Byrne JAG program.

Today, JPI released JPI Fact Sheet on JAG spending analyzing how these funds are being spent and how outcomes are being measured and included recommendations for more effective use of taxpayer dollars..