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For statistical information, go to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) website.

Justice Assistance Grant State Solicitation

BJA has released the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2019 State Solicitation. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible states under this opportunity (a separate solicitation will be released for applications from units of local government). Apply by: June 25, 2019.



Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The FY 2019 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program opportunity supports cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who come into contact with the justice system. Apply by: June 25, 2019.



Project Safe Neighborhoods

BJA is seeking applications for funding under the FY 2019 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. This program provides support to state, local, and tribal efforts to reduce violent crime. Apply by: June 25, 2019.



Improving Justice and Mental Health Collaboration: Training and Technical Assistance to Grantees and the Field

BJA has released the FY 2019 Improving Justice and Mental Health Collaboration: Training and Technical Assistance to Grantees and the Field opportunity. Through this solicitation, BJA seeks training and technical assistance (TTA) providers to support the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) and the Justice and Mental Health State-Based Capacity Building Program (CBP) by providing TTA to criminal justice agencies and their partner mental health and substance abuse authorities to reduce crime and recidivism associated with people with mental illnesses. Apply by: June 11, 2019.



Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities, BJA has hosted several solicitation-specific webinars as well as Grant Applicant Education Series webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and to access presentation files for and YouTube links to watch previously held webinars.



John R. Justice Program FY 2019 Application Guidance

BJA is seeking applications for funding from the John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program, which provides student loan repayment assistance for local, state and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to extended service in those roles. See FY 2019 JRJ Program Application Guidance to learn more and apply by May 21, 2019.



OJJDP FY 2019 Family Drug Court Program (Webinar)
Dates: 4/29/2019 - 4/29/2019
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

TTA 360 Training (Webinar)
Dates: 4/30/2019 - 4/30/2019
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

Beyond Google
Dates: 5/6/2019 - 5/7/2019
Location: Columbia, SC

2019 South Sound Human Trafficking in Indian Country Conference
Dates: 5/6/2019 - 5/8/2019
Location: Tacoma, WA

Part 1: Interviewing Children with Disabilities (Webinar)
Dates: 5/8/2019 - 5/8/2019
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

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Front-End Diversion Initiative
A preadjudication diversion program designed to divert juveniles with mental health needs away from the juvenile justice system through specialized supervision and case management.

Indigent Defense for Homicide Cases (Philadelphia, Penn.)
Indigent defense involves the constitutionally mandated free representation of individuals accused of crimes who are unable to afford private representation. Since 1993, every fifth murder case is sequentially assigned at the preliminary arraignment to be represented by attorneys from the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Maine Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
Court supervised, post-plea (but pre-final disposition) drug diversion programs that provide comprehensive community-based treatment services to juvenile offenders and their families.

Minneapolis Center for Victim-Offender Mediation
A restorative justice program that provides juvenile offenders and their victims the opportunity to meet face-to-face in the presence of a mediator to discuss the offense and establish a plan for the future.

Adolescent Diversion Project (Michigan State University)
A strengths-based, university-led program that diverts arrested youth from formal processing in the juvenile justice system and provides them with community-based services.

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Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components, (NCJ 205621), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2004. This report presents 10 key components that describe the basic elements that characterize effective drug courts.
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Fair, Timely, Economical Justice: Achieving Justice Through Effective Caseflow Management, (NCJ 229252), Bureau of Justice Assistance, December 2009. This document invites judges to examine effective caseflow management's benefits and contains six key concepts integral to effective caseflow management.
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Drug Courts, BJA, NIJ, and OJJDP, May 2018. This brief presents an overview of drug courts across the country.
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National Summit on Wrongful Convictions: Building a Systemic Approach to Prevent Wrongful Convictions, The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) gathered 75 subject matter experts to create a national strategy to prevent and reduce wrongful convictions.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2013 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2015. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided in FY 2013 to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Improving Witness Safety and Preventing Witness Intimidation in the Justice System: Benchmarks for Progress, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This resource includes tools that are intended to provide criminal justice leaders with concrete guidance to implement best practices in providing for victim and witness safety.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2012 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2014. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Program Performance Report: John R. Justice Program, October 2010-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This report includes program performance information reported by recipients of the John R. Justice Program grants in FY 2010, FY 2011, and FY 2012.
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Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2013, BJA-sponsored, September 2014. This report presents an overview of the grant activities of JMHCP grantees during FY 2013.
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Program Performance Report: Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP), January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report presents performance information reported by IPEP grant recipients for the January through June reporting periods.
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