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New Information on Executive Order 13688! Add to Favorite

Information is now available on the ongoing efforts related to Executive Order 13688, "Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition".   On this page you will find the Final Report recommendations, an update on Implementation across the federal agencies, and other resources related to this effort. See link here:

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Defense Attorney Guide to Adult Pretrial released in Colorado Add to Favorite

With grant support from BJA and in partnership with the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender and the Colorado Criminal Defense Institute, BJA is proud to announce that the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has published the Colorado Bail Book: A Defense Attorney's Guide to Adult Pretrial Release and made it available to Colorado defenders at their annual conference, training over 600 defense attorneys.

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BJA Announces Law Enforcement Equipment Permanent Working Group Consultation Add to Favorite

The Law Enforcement Equipment Permanent Working Group will be conducting Tribal consultation on the scope and specifics of the recommendations noted in the report on Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition.  The Consultation will take place on October 21st at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Annual Convention.   A second listening session will also occur on October 25th at the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference.

In addition, the Permanent Working Group will accept written comments until close of business (5:00 pm) Eastern time on November 23rd at the following email: Submissions can also be sent via regular mail to:

Law Enforcement Equipment Permanent Working Group
810 7th St NW
Attn:  Tracey Trautman
Washington, DC  20531

For more information please see the consultation letter, framing paper and final report.

Should you have any questions, please contact Tracey Trautman at or (202) 305-1491.

BJA Announces the 2015 SAKI Grantees and TTA Program! Add to Favorite

BJA is pleased to announce the FY2015 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grantees. BJA's $41 million initiative will support 20 law enforcement organizations to test thousands of previously unsubmitted SAKs and improve their response to the crime of sexual assault, as well as to launch a national Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program. SAKI's goal is the creation of a coordinated community response that ensures just resolution to cases whenever possible through a victim-centered approach, as well as to build jurisdictions' capacity to prevent the development of conditions that could lead to high numbers of unsubmitted kits. 

BJA has also formed a partnership with the New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) to leverage mutual resources, and to expand the number of sites receiving TTA and resources to address untested SAKs. Together, BJA and DANY will coordinate and provide over $79 million dollars to 43 jurisdictions in 27 States.  This partnership is projected to result in the testing of approximately 70,000 previously untested SAKs.

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New! Revised JAG Performance Measures Released! Add to Favorite

Learn about the new JAG Performance Measures, which apply to FY 2015 grantees and beyond. They are more user friendly, easier to complete, and encourage success through evidence-based practices that benefit the full spectrum of criminal justice agencies and organizations. 

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Four sites selected to receive procedural justice site assessments Add to Favorite

BJA and the Center for Court Innovation announced today four criminal courts—the Essex County Superior Court (Salem, MA), 5th Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Allegheny County, PA), Multnomah County Circuit Court (OR), and the Utah state court system—who’ve demonstrated a clear commitment from court leadership to improve litigant perceptions of fairness and establish court practices that align with this goal. The sites will receive technical assistance to document promising practices for the field, as well as highlight areas for improvement. For more information about BJA’s and the Center’s work on procedural justice, please visit


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