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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.

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2018 Local Solicitation

JAG is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. In general, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under the FY 2018 JAG Local Solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice. Units of local government may apply by: August 22, 2018.



Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2018 State Solicitation

JAG is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. In general, JAG funds awarded to a state under the FY 2018 JAG State Solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice. States may apply by: August 22, 2018.



Reinvigoration of PSN Announced

In an effort to reduce violent crime, Attorney General Sessions has taken steps to strengthen the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program and other initiatives. Read the press release and see the corresponding memo to United States Attorneys to learn more.



Nearly $6 Million in Project Safe Neighborhoods Funds Awarded

Grants totaling $5.7 million have been awarded by BJA through the 2016 Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction (Project Safe Neighborhoods, PSN) Program. The goal of PSN is to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in gang violence and gun crime. View the press release to learn more.



Success Story: D'Iberville Retail Crimes Unit

See how the D’Iberville (MS) Retail Crimes Unit is using Justice Assistance Grant funds to support efforts aimed at preventing and addressing retail crimes throughout the community in the recently posted Success Story.



Youth Program Supported by JAG Funds

Learn how a creative writing program is using Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding to enhance services for incarcerated and recently released youth in the Success Story: InsideOUT Writers Supports Incarcerated Youth in Los Angeles.



International Police Executive Symposium
Dates: 8/19/2018 - 8/24/2018
Location: Vienna,

Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation
Dates: 8/21/2018 - 8/22/2018
Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Psychology of School Threat Assessments
Dates: 8/22/2018 - 8/23/2018
Location: Irving, TX

Internet Crimes Against Children / iKeepSafe Incident Response Tool for Schools (Webinar)
Dates: 8/23/2018 - 8/23/2018
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency Annual Criminal Justice Training
Dates: 8/27/2018 - 8/30/2018
Location: Boca Raton, FL

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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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