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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.

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. 

OJP Releases FY 2015 Program Plan

The Office of Justice Programs has released the FY 2015 Program Plan, in a new, easy-to-use format to help you find the appropriate funding sources for your initiatives. The criminal and juvenile justice fields have made significant progress over the last 3 years in instituting smart-on-crime practices and in applying science to crime-fighting. This year’s Plan preserves OJP’s overall programmatic priorities: supporting our state and local partners in fighting violent crime; promoting research and evidence-based approaches; expanding reentry; strengthening victim services; and supporting tribes.

Violence Reduction Network Summit

On September 29, AG Holder is bringing together representatives from five cities to discuss community violence challenges and accessing Department of Justice resources to confront them.

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.

Updated State and Territory Fact Sheets

BJA is excited to release the recently updated BJA State and Territory Fact Sheets. The enhanced web site features updated state and territory statistics related to BJA investments, Byrne JAG Program highlights, crime trends, and other criminal justice information. In addition to the web site, each state has an easily accessible PDF version of the fact sheet and detailed funding information that can be used for distribution. BJA hopes these fact sheets will continue to be useful to criminal justice agencies, as they can easily obtain and reference criminal justice data across the nation for a variety of purposes.

OJP Releases API of Grant Award Data

In keeping with President Obama’s Digital Government Strategy, the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently published an application programming interface (API) that provides access to 20 years of OJP Grant Awards Data (1993–2013) in open, machine-readable formats, including current-year grant awards data that is updated daily.

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Performance Measures Revisions for Crime Prevention (Webinar)
Dates: 10/6/2015 - 10/6/2015
Location: 1:00-1:45 p.m. ET,

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Performance Measures Revisions for Assessment & Evaluation (Webinar)
Dates: 10/13/2015 - 10/13/2015
Location: 3:00-3:45 p.m. ET,

National Indian Education Association's 2015 Annual Convention
Dates: 10/14/2015 - 10/17/2015
Location: Portland, OR

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Performance Measures Revisions for Crime Victim Services (Webinar)
Dates: 10/14/2015 - 10/14/2015
Location: 1:00-1:45 p.m. ET,

California Association for Criminal Justice Research 2015 Fall Conference
Dates: 10/15/2015 - 10/16/2015
Location: Irvine, CA

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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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