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Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Nominations Being Accepted
The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor recognizes law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel for brave and selfless actions performed in the line of duty. Visit the Medal of Valor website to learn more about this award and to submit a nomination. Nominations are due July 31, 2019.
VALOR Initiative Pilot puts Character at the Heart of New Resilience Training for Law Enforcement
This feature story highlights activities and impact of a VALOR Initiative resilience training program piloted by law enforcement agencies in Virginia, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
Over 47,000 Kits Tested Through BJA's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative since 2015Through the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has worked with 54 jurisdictions across 35 states to date to identify over 200,000 unsubmitted sexual assault kits and to test more than 47,000 of these.
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On June 24, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET, BJA NTTAC will host Victims, Witnesses, and Defendants with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Key Information for Prosecutors. This webinar is an opportunity to hear from the Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities team – a collaborative effort between BJA, Vera Institute of Justice, and partners in the fields of policing, mental illness, prosecution, and others.
BJA is seeking applications for funding under the FY 2019 Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Training and Technical Assistance Initiative to provide technology, resources, training, and technical assistance to Gulf State law enforcement agencies to increase information sharing on both a local and regional basis. Apply by: August 8, 2019.
BJA has released the FY 2019 Comprehensive Corrections Training and Technical Assistance solicitation. This program provides comprehensive and high quality training and technical assistance to BJA's grantees and criminal justice practitioners to improve the delivery of correctional services and increase public safety by improving outcomes for people detained and incarcerated in correctional facilities. Apply by: July 31, 2019.
On June 18, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET, the BJA-supported Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance program will host a webinar on sustaining and growing body-worn camera (BWC) programs after the first year of implementation and after receiving approval of the BWC policy development process. Register for the webinar to hear from BWC sites on challenges encountered and successes realized.
Attorney General William P. Barr announced 10 new National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) sites in areas with elevated crime rates. View the Department of Justice press release to learn more about the PSP initiative and the new sites.
This award recognizes law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel for brave and selfless actions performed in the line of duty.
Funding OpportunitiesVisit the Funding page to access information about and solicitation files associated with currently available BJA funding opportunities.
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