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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.

JAG State Solicitation Released

BJA has released the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2014 State Solicitation. Applications are due June 3, 2014.

BCJI Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2014 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program solicitation. FAQs and BCJI webinar slides are also available. Applications are due May 6, 2014.

Visiting Fellows Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2014 Visiting Fellows Program solicitation. Applications are due June 4, 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.

2014 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking
Dates: 4/22/2014 - 4/24/2014
Location: Seattle, WA

Community Justice 2014: International Summit
Dates: 4/22/2014 - 4/24/2014
Location: San Francisco, CA

Indiana State Conference to End Sexual Violence
Dates: 4/24/2014 - 4/25/2014
Location: Indianapolis, IN

19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN)
Dates: 4/30/2014 - 5/2/2014
Location: New Orleans, LA

Confronting Family and Community Violence
Dates: 5/1/2014 - 5/3/2014
Location: Washington, DC

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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.

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.

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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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Translating Research to Practice and Building Capacity to Use Data, Research, Planning, and Problem-Solving: The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program, BJA, Spring 2014. Written by BJA Associate Deputy Director Betsi Griffith, this article from the Spring 2014 issue of Tranlational Criminology focuses on the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCPI), a place-based, community-oriented process in which cross-sector partnerships are supported to address neighborhood-level crime issues.

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.

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

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