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For detailed information on all BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance, visit BJA's Training & Technical Assistance page.

New! Revised JAG Performance Measures Released!

Learn about the new JAG Performance Measures, which apply to FY 2015 grantees and beyond. They are more user friendly, easier to complete, and encourage success through evidence-based practices that benefit the full spectrum of criminal justice agencies and organizations. 

OJP Releases FY 2015 Program Plan

The Office of Justice Programs has released the FY 2015 Program Plan, in a new, easy-to-use format to help you find the appropriate funding sources for your initiatives. The criminal and juvenile justice fields have made significant progress over the last 3 years in instituting smart-on-crime practices and in applying science to crime-fighting. This year’s Plan preserves OJP’s overall programmatic priorities: supporting our state and local partners in fighting violent crime; promoting research and evidence-based approaches; expanding reentry; strengthening victim services; and supporting tribes.

New Resource on Corrections-Health Information Sharing

With support from BJA, the American Probation and Parole Association and the Association of State Correctional Administrators have released Corrections and Reentry: Protected Health Information Privacy Framework for Information Sharing.

BJS JAG Report Released

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released "Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014," which describes steps used in the JAG formula calculation process to determine award amounts for states, local governments, and territories. The report presents summary results of the FY 2014 allocation amounts.

Updated State and Territory Fact Sheets

BJA is excited to release the recently updated BJA State and Territory Fact Sheets. The enhanced web site features updated state and territory statistics related to BJA investments, Byrne JAG Program highlights, crime trends, and other criminal justice information. In addition to the web site, each state has an easily accessible PDF version of the fact sheet and detailed funding information that can be used for distribution. BJA hopes these fact sheets will continue to be useful to criminal justice agencies, as they can easily obtain and reference criminal justice data across the nation for a variety of purposes.

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.

2015 Cyber Security Conference & Exhibition
Dates: 10/20/2015 - 10/21/2015
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Dates: 1/16/2016 - 1/16/2016
Location: Washington, DC

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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.

Operation Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
A saturation foot-patrol initiative implemented in Newark, New Jersey, in 2008.

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS)
The CAPS program brings police, local government agencies, and the community together to prioritize problems and prevention efforts in five Chicago, Illinois, neighborhoods.

Safe Street Teams (Boston, MA)
A place-based, problem-oriented policing strategy implemented by the Boston (Massachusetts) Police Department in response to a sudden increase in violent index crimes.

Gang Reduction Program (Los Angeles, California)
A comprehensive multiyear initiative to reduce youth gang crime and violence through a combination of primary prevention, secondary prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies.

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Information Sharing in Criminal Justice-Mental Health Collaborations: Working with HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws, (NCJ 232102), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2010. This guide addresses barriers to cross-systems information sharing while complying with legal privacy mandates. It describes how HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 (privacy regulations related to substance use treatment) may affect exchanges among behavioral health care, law enforcement, courts, jail and prison, and probation and parole professionals. It reviews the circumstances under which protected health information can be released and received, and offers answers to scenario-based frequently asked questions.

Improving the Administration of Justice in Tribal Communities Through Information Sharing and Resource Sharing, (NCJ 233225), Bureau of Justice Assistance, December 2010. This bulletin will discuss challenges identified by three jurisdictional teams of justice personnel (tribal, state and federal) in establishing mechanisms for information and resource sharing. This bulletin will also attempt to identify successful collaborative strategies and determine additional ways in which more effective working partnerships can be encouraged and developed as a means to offer needed services to tribal offenders and to help local, state and federal pretrial, probation and parole officers perform their duties more effectively and efficiently.

Guide to Conducting Privacy Impact Assessments for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Entities, BJA-Sponsored, February 2009. In addition to an overview of the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) process, this guide contains a template that leads policy developers through a series of appropriate PIA questions that evaluate the process through which personally identifiable information is collected, stored, protected, shared, and managed.

RISS National Gang Program: Combating Gang Activity Through Secure Communications and Information Sharing, (NCJ 234214), Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, 2011. This brochure discusses the RISS National Gang Program.

Building Exchange Content Using the Global Justice XML Data Model: A User Guide for Practitioners and Developers, (NCJ 233416), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2005. This User Guide provides information about Global Justice XML Data Model tools, resources, partners, terminology, and documentation.

Mission Possible: Strong Governance Structures for the Integration of Justice Information Systems, (NCJ 192278), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2002. This report presents the methodology and findings from a study of the type, quality, and capability of existing justice information integration and governance structure models.
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Report of the National Task Force on Court Automation and Integration, (NCJ 177601), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999. This project is designed to develop coordinated automation and integration of court systems throughout the United States and to assess the current status of county and statewide information systems to direct future integration efforts.
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Keynote Presentations: 1999 Symposium on Integrated Justice Information Systems, (NCJ 178231), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999. This report contains the keynote and plenary presentations delivered at the 1999 Symposium on Integrated Justice Information Systems, which was designed to provide practical resources to agency executives, managers, and technologists in State and local justice agencies who are considering or are in the midst of implementing integrated justice information systems.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Evaluation Web Site; The First Year: An Annual Report, (NCJ 181250), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999. The Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA's) Evaluation Web Site is committed to building State and local evaluation capacity; the BJA will continue to develop the Evaluation Web Site to meet the needs of criminal justice planners and practitioners well into the 21st century.

System Integration: Issues Surrounding Integration of County-Level Justice Information Systems, (NCJ 156841), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1996. This report discusses issues associated with the development of integrated computer systems to serve more efficiently and effectively the information needs of all participants in the justice system at the county level.

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