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Training and Technical Assistance
For detailed information on all BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance, visit the Training & Technical Assistance page.

Funding Available for Field-Initiated Programs

BJA is seeking applications through the Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs FY 2016 opportunity. This program contributes to the development of strategic and innovative programs and strategies that will improve the criminal justice system; reduce crime, recidivism, and unnecessary confinement; and promote a safe and fair criminal justice system. Applications are due March 29, 2016

Applications Being Accepted for the Intellectual Property Enforcement Program

BJA is currently seeking applications for the FY 2016 Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy. This program assists state and local jurisdictions in preventing and reducing intellectual property theft and related crime. Applications are due March 28, 2016.

BJS JAG Report Released

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released "Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014," which describes steps used in the JAG formula calculation process to determine award amounts for states, local governments, and territories. The report presents summary results of the FY 2014 allocation amounts.

Learn about Arkansas' Efforts with the Justice Reinvestment Initiative

Arkansas state policymakers and stakeholders were recently recognized by BJA Director O'Donnell for their commitment to criminal justice reform through BJA's Justice Reinvestment Initiative. Read the press release to learn more about their activities.

NEW! Webinar: Building Community Leadership for Sustainable Crime Reduction July 28, 2015.

No registration free to participate in this webinar about community leadership for sustainable crime reduction and a conversation on the fundamentals of meaningful community engagement.

New! Revised JAG Performance Measures Released!

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. 

Working with Latin@ Communities to Prevent Teen Dating Violence (Webinar)
Dates: 2/22/2016 - 2/22/2016
Location: 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET,

Suicide Prevention and Addiction
Dates: 2/23/2016 - 2/23/2016
Location: Ypsilanti, MI

Elder Abuse Prevention Demonstration Project (Webinar)
Dates: 2/24/2016 - 2/24/2016
Location: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET,

Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar
Dates: 3/1/2016 - 3/2/2016
Location: Boise, ID

Enhancing Tribal and State Collaborations to Build Sustainable Public Safety Partnerships
Dates: 3/1/2016 - 3/2/2016
Location: Elko, NV

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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.

Milwaukee (Wis.) Homicide Review Commission (MHRC)
A program that provides a unique forum for addressing violence in Milwaukee, Wis., by engaging law enforcement and other stakeholders in the community to assess and evaluate the cause of homicides in efforts to prevent future incidents.

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.

Too Good for Drugs—Middle School
A school-based drug prevention program designed to reduce students’ intention to use alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs, while promoting prosocial attitudes, skills, and behaviors.

Teenage Health Teaching Modules
A comprehensive school health curriculum for grades 6 to 12. By addressing various health issues, the curriculum aims to positively affect student health knowledge, attitudes, practices, and behaviors.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods: America's Network Against Gun Violence, (NCJ 205263), Bureau of Justice Assistance, June 2004. Presents an overview of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a gun crime reduction strategy that links federal, state, and local forces in a multifaceted approach to deter and punish gun crime.

Real Crimes in Virtual Worlds: An Interview With Dr. Brian Regli and Dr. Robert D'Ovidio , An interview with Dr. Brian Regli, Chief Executive Officer of Drakontas LLC, and Dr. Robert D’Ovidio, Associate Professor at Drexel University, about crime in virtual worlds and online gaming communities.
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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.

Gang Members in Small-town and Rural Communities, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This article briefly outlines what is known about gangs and gang members in rural communities and small towns as derived from the empirical literature.

Justice Reinvestment: A Toolkit for Local Leaders, This toolkit is designed to present an overview of the justice reinvestment process to local leaders who have both an understanding of the different agencies in the criminal justice system and some executive authority over the programmatic, policy, and/or fiscal operations of at least one local criminal justice agency.

Criminal Justice Planner's Toolkit for Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level, This toolkit is designed to provide planners of a local justice reinvestment initiative with the technical information to identify drivers of local criminal justice system costs and to design strategies addressing those drivers.

Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP): Program Performance Report, July-December 2012, NCJ 244912, BJA-Sponsored, 2013. This resource includes performance information reported by recipients of BJA IPEP grants. The data used for this report were submitted by grantees conducting grant activities in July–December 2012.

Program Performance Report: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, April 2011-March 2012, This report highlights activities funded by the JAG program for the April 2011–March 2012 reporting period.

Quarterly Performance Update: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, January-December 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the JAG program for the January-December 2011 reporting period.

Program Performance Report: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, July 2010-June 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the JAG program for the January-June 2011 reporting period.

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