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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.

Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program Funding Available

BJA is seeking applications through the Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program assists federally recognized Indian tribes in planning and implementing comprehensive strategies to reduce and control crime associated with alcohol and other drug abuse; and in developing, implementing, and enhancing American Indian and Alaska Native tribal justice systems. Applications are due June 2, 2016.

Funding Available for the National Crime Gun Intelligence Center Initiative

BJA has released the National Crime Gun Intelligence Center Initiative solicitation. The focus of this effort is to create and sustain Crime Gun Intelligence Centers in two jurisdictions that produce timely and actionable information focusing the efforts of its partners—including police, prosecutors, and forensic experts—on identifying criminal activity and perpetrators. Applications are due May 3, 2016.

Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Solicitation Released

BJA is seeking applications through the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. This program leads efforts to enhance the capacity of local and tribal communities to effectively target and address significant crime issues through collaborative cross-sector approaches that help advance broader neighborhood development goals. Applications are due May 12, 2016.

The Price of Justice: Rethinking the Consequences of Justice Fines and Fees FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement

BJA is seeking applications through the Price of Justice: Rethinking the Consequences of Justice Fines and Fees grant program for direct grants to units of state and local government and federally recognized Indian tribes and for a cooperative award to a technical assistance provider. Applications are due May 12, 2016.

Violence Reduction Network: National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement

BJA is seeking applications for the Violence Reduction Network National Training and Technical Assistance program. Applications are due May 5, 2016. 

Applications Being Accepted for Project Safe Neighborhoods

BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program, also known as Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). This program provides support to state, local, and tribal efforts to reduce gun crime and gang-related violence. Applications are due May 17, 2016.

FY 2016 Safe and Thriving Communities: Uniting and Enhancing Community-Based Violence Prevention, Defending Childhood, and National Forum Approaches (Webinar)
Dates: 5/6/2016 - 5/6/2016
Location: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET,

5th Annual White Collar Crime Institute
Dates: 5/10/2016 - 5/10/2016
Location: New York, NY

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Regional Training
Dates: 5/10/2016 - 5/11/2016
Location: Camp Verde, AZ

Northwest Gang Investigators Association (NWGIA) Annual Training Conference
Dates: 5/16/2016 - 5/20/2016
Location: Spokane, WA

Financial Management Training Seminar
Dates: 5/18/2016 - 5/19/2016
Location: Washington, DC

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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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