Training and Technical Assistance
For detailed information on all BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance, visit the Training & Technical Assistance page.
Intellectual Property Enforcement Program
BJA has released the FY 2014 Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy solicitation. Applications are due March 13, 2014.
CTAS Solicitation Is Now Open
On December 13, the Department of Justice announced the opening of its FY 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) period for funding to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments. Applications are due March 24, 2014.
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.
New Law Enforcement Practitioner Briefs Available
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro have released three Practitioner Briefs in their "Sustaining Focused Deterrence Strategies in the Middle District of North Carolina" series, funded through Project Safe Neighborhoods. Also, WSSU and the Winston-Salem Police Department have released "Winston-Salem Intelligent-Led Policing: A Blueprint for Implementing Smart Policing Building Blocks."
Press Release: Guidance for Planning Large-Scale Events Released
OJP/BJA released guidance for law enforcement and local governments for planning and managing large-scale events. The guidance includes three documents synthesizing best practices relating to security planning. They are the result of an analysis of information provided from the Tampa, Florida, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina police departments as they planned and executed operations for the 2012 Presidential Nominating Conventions.
- Effective (Multiple Studies)
- Effective (Single Study)
- Promising (Multiple Studies)
- Promising (Single Study)
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.
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.
Public Surveillance Cameras (Baltimore, Maryland)
Public surveillance systems include a network of cameras and components for monitoring, recording, and transmitting video images. The ultimate goal of installing public surveillance cameras throughout the city of Baltimore, Md., was to reduce the historically high levels of crime in the city.
Regulation of Built-In Home Security (Netherlands)
In the Netherlands, a large-scale government intervention led to the passage of a regulation requiring built-in home security in all newly constructed homes.
HUD’s HOPE VI Initiative (Milwaukee, WI)
A federal initiative under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that began in 1992 to eradicate severely distressed public housing and reconstruct sites with more livable housing.
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