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View an Overview of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Grants, which includes grant award amounts, project descriptions, and site photographs.

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

For research and evaluation information, visit the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) website.

Working with People Who Have Developmental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System - Access and Communication

On December 19, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET, BJA and other personnel will lead a webinar on Working with People Who Have Developmental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System - Access and Communication. The webinar will focus on the laws that guide responses to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, what those laws mean in practice, and available resources and services. Learn more and register to participate.



More than $376 Million in Awards to Promote Public Safety Announced

The Office of Justice Programs has awarded more than $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local and tribal law enforcement operations and reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States. Several BJA programs are included in the announcement, including more than $252 million in Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program funding awards, $40 million in Sexual Assault Kit Initiative funding awards, and more. Read the press release to learn more.



FY 2020 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Now Available

The FY 2020 CTAS opportunity provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. View the solicitation, access frequently asked questions, and view additional resources. Apply by: February 25, 2020.



Over $55.8 Million Awarded to Support Offenders Returning to Communities

OJP has announced awards totaling more than $55.8 million to reduce recidivism among adults and youth returning to their communities after confinement. The awards include more than $39.3 million under BJA's Second Chance Act suite of grant programs. Read the press release and corresponding fact sheet for additional details.



Registration Open for the American Indian Justice Conference

Taking place December 5-6, 2019, in Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, this BJA event will provide training to tribal communities to enhance their response to alcohol and drug abuse, enable them to recognize how trauma impacts drug and alcohol abuse in tribal communities, and to identify current trends and best practices for tribal justice systems to strengthen multi-disciplinary approaches to healing and justice. Learn more and register to attend.



Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for 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.



Funding Opportunities for Your Community in 2020: An Overview of What's Ahead (Webinar)
Dates: 12/12/2019 - 12/12/2019
Location: 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET,

Working with People Who Have Developmental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System - Access and Communication (Webinar)
Dates: 12/19/2019 - 12/19/2019
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

American Probation and Parole Association Winter Training Institute
Dates: 1/5/2020 - 1/8/2020
Location: New Orleans, LA

Women in Criminal Justice Conference
Dates: 4/7/2020 - 4/8/2020
Location: Normal, IL

Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice Train-the-Trainer
Dates: 4/27/2020 - 4/29/2020
Location: Birmingham, AL

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InnerChange Freedom Initiative (Minnesota)
A voluntary, faith-based prisoner reentry program that attempts to prepare inmates for reintegration into the community, employment, family, and other significant relationships through educational, values-based programming.

Project BUILD
A violence prevention curriculum designed to assist youths in detention overcome obstacles such as gangs, violence, crime, and substance abuse.

Changing Course
An interactive journal designed specifically for offenders incarcerated in a local correctional setting (i.e., jail) who have been screened or identified as having a potential substance use disorder.

Connections
A juvenile court-based program designed to address the needs of juvenile offenders on probation who have emotional and behavioral disorders and the needs of their families. The approach is meant to be an integrated, seamless, coordinated system of care for children with mental health problems.

Little Village Gang Violence Reduction Project (Comprehensive Gang Model)
A comprehensive, community-wide program designed to reduce serious violence in Chicago's gang-ridden Little Village neighborhood.

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More Than Emptying Beds: A Systems Approach to Segregation Reform, Bureau of Justice Assistance, May 2016. This resource focuses on the overuse of restrictive housing in America's prisons and jails and highlights the efforts of jurisdictions to reduce segregation and improve conditions in a safe and smart way.
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Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results, BJA-Sponsored, June 2014. This report highlights significant reductions in recidivism rates in eight states: Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.
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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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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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National Gang Center, Winter 2014, Volume 3, BJA-sponsored, 2014. This article presents highlights of the American Probation and Parole (APPA) probation and parole gang membership interviews.
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Program Performance Report: Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Grant Program, July 2011-March 2012, BJA-Sponsored, 2013. This report summarizes the performance data FY 2006-2010 Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) grantees reported between July 2011 and March 2012.
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Program Performance Report: Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Program (SAVIN), January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This report summarizes the self-reported performance data submitted by 29 SAVIN grantees between January and June 2013. These grantees received BJA SAVIN funding in Fiscal Years 2007–2011.
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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: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report provides information about RSAT grantee activities during the January through June 2013 period.
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Program Performance Report: Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands (CSCATL), April 2012-March 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report examines key findings of the CSCATL program, highlighting grantee progress toward achieving strategic plans, renovation, or construction projects.
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