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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.

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.



Project Guardian Launched

The Attorney General has announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Project Guardian will serve as a complementary effort to Project Safe Neighborhoods and will help to ensure effective use of Crime Gun Intelligence Centers and other efforts.



More than $100 Million Awarded to Combat Human Trafficking and Assist Victims

BJA awarded 13 grants totaling nearly $11 million under the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking: Supporting Law Enforcement's Role program. Learn about these and other Department of Justice human trafficking awards in the November 12, 2019 press release.



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.



STOP School Violence Funds Awarded

The Department of Justice has awarded more than $85.3 million to bolster school security and support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or other violent incident. Learn more about the BJA and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services awards in the press release and fact sheet.



Turning Conflict Into Conversation (Webinar)
Dates: 12/11/2019 - 12/11/2019
Location: 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET,

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,

FloCon 2020: Using Data to Defend
Dates: 1/6/2020 - 1/9/2020
Location: Savannah, GA

Basic Crime Prevention
Dates: 1/6/2020 - 1/10/2020
Location: Maitland, FL

U.S. Department of Justice Accessing Grants to Strengthen Tribal Justice System Capacity Workshop
Dates: 1/6/2020 - 1/7/2020
Location: Anchorage, AK

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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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APPA's C.A.R.E. Model: A Framework for Collaboration, Analysis, Reentry, and Evaluation: A Response to Street Gang Violence, BJA-Sponsored, June 2012. This document presents the American Probation and Parole Association's Collaboration, Analysis, Reentry, and Evaluation (C.A.R.E.) model for use in responding to gang violence. C.A.R.E. was developed with Project Safe Neighborhoods funding support.
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Effective Marketing Practices: A Guide for Smart Policing Initiatives, BJA-Sponsored, January 2011. This guide explains how to apply marketing concepts in the context of Smart Policing and crime control programs.
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