Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity
Read the Program Performance Update: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern Border of the United States (CCNA) Program, October 2010–September 2011
Training and Technical Assistance
BJA's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative developed the Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers videos, which are designed to assist law enforcement personnel in: Understanding their roles and responsibilities as they prepare for and respond to a First Amendment-protected event; protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of persons and groups participating in a First Amendment-protected event; and reinforcing fundamental concepts learned at law enforcement training academies and during in-service programs.
With BJA funding, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) provides training and technical assistance in the following areas: firearms interdiction, model law enforcement policies, special needs of small police departments, and antidrug activities involving illegal aliens.
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) provides support to several national law enforcement programs, including the Center for Task Force Training (CenTF), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS), and the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), a partnership of federal law enforcement organizations, provides quality, cost-effective training for law enforcement professionals.
For detailed information on all BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance, visit BJA's Training & Technical Assistance page.
Register for Gang Investigators Training
The National Gang Center—supported by BJA and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention—is offering "Basic Training for Street Gang Investigators" on April 8–11, 2014, in Bismarck, North Dakota. There is no registration fee.
Community Justice 2014
Register now for "Community Justice 2014," an international summit on criminal justice reform that will cover a range of topics, including procedural justice, risk/needs assessment, alternative sanctions, and community restitution. Hosted by the Center for Court Innovation in partnership with BJA and the California Administrative Office of the Courts, the summit will be held in San Francisco, CA on April 22-24, 2014.
Tracking Devices for Vulnerable Populations
GPS trackers for vulnerable populations can be purchased through existing JAG Program funding that has already been made available to 56 states and territories and over 1,100 local jurisdictions across the country. In FY 2013, DOJ awarded almost $280 million in JAG funding. Potential applicants for this funding must work through their State Administering Agency and/or local police department to determine if funding is available within existing resources.
PSN-Sponsored Tactical Training
The Community Corrections Institute, through Project Safe Neighborhoods, will present "Natural Response Control Tactics Level I Instructor Certification" training on April 21-25, 2014, in Honolulu, HI. The class is limited to 30 participants, and registration closes April 11, 2014.
John R. Justice Guidance Released
BJA has released the FY 2014 John R. Justice (JRJ) Program Application Guidance. This program provides loan repayment assistance for local, state, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to continued employment as public defenders and prosecutors. Applications are due April 14, 2014.
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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 Hardcore (Los Angeles, CA)
A judicial intervention implemented to improve the prosecution of gang-related crimes. Selective prosecution through the use of specialized units designed to effectively convict gang members associated with gang-related crimes.
Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (RHRD)
A multicomponent program for all ages that aims to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, and drinking and driving by using environmental interventions and community mobilization to decrease formal, informal, and social access to alcohol. Its goal is to help communities prevent various types of alcohol-related accidents, violence, and injuries.
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.
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