Legislative Alert: DOJ Releases Critical Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Funds After Stay of Nationwide Injunction

In June 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) received temporary relief from a nationwide injunction that had been delaying the release of Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) funds for fiscal year (FY) 2017.

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In June, the IACP voiced its support for the FIRST STEP Act (S. 2795/H.R. 5682) and applauded the bill sponsors, Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Senators John Cornyn...
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