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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 a variety of areas, including firearms interdiction, model law enforcement policies, special needs of small police departments, and antidrug activities.

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), 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.


Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative

The purpose of the FY 2019 VALOR Initiative opportunity is to support and enhance law enforcement safety, wellness, resilience, and survival; and provide support to efforts, including training and technical assistance programs, strategically targeted to address law enforcement safety and wellness needs. Apply by: May 21, 2019.

National Officer Safety Initiatives Program

Through the FY 2019 National Officer Safety Initiatives Program, BJA seeks innovative approaches to augment officer safety in three areas: strengthening officer wellness, establishing partnerships to reduce violent crime and increase officer safety, and enhancing defensive tactics training. Learn more about this opportunity and apply by: May 21, 2019.

Public Safety Partnership National Training and Technical Assistance Program

The FY 2019 Public Safety Partnership National Training and Technical Assistance Program, which augments the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, supports the provision of training and technical assistance to adjacent jurisdictions surrounding cities selected to participate in the Public Safety Partnership and smaller/rural agencies who have a violent crime problem. Apply by: May 7, 2019.

Federal Report Emphasizes State, Local Role in School Safety

This OJP Blog post highlights the Federal Commission on School Safety's final report, which provides a blueprint for preventing, protecting from and mitigating violence in our schools. Read the post to learn about specific efforts of BJA and other OJP bureaus and offices.

Tribal Justice CTAS Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation

The FY 2019 CTAS Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) opportunity seeks TTA to provide support for three specific BJA grant programs that are included in the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) and to support tribes in critical areas of their justice systems: CTAS Purpose Areas 2, 3 and 10. Apply by: May 14, 2019.

Sexual Assault Kit Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance Program

The FY 2019 Sexual Assault Kit Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance Program opportunity is now available. Through this program, BJA is seeking applications for funding to support national training and technical assistance for jurisdictions engaged in comprehensive response system improvement related to the issue of unsubmitted sexual assault kits. Apply by: April 30, 2019.

Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations
Dates: 3/25/2019 - 3/28/2019
Location: Minneapolis, MN

SHIFT Wellness Psycho Educational Program
Dates: 3/26/2019 - 3/26/2019
Location: Honolulu, HI

Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Homicides
Dates: 3/26/2019 - 3/27/2019
Location: Austin, TX

Setting Priorities for Tribal Appropriations: Virtual Tribal Listening Session (Webinar)
Dates: 3/26/2019 - 3/26/2019
Location: 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET,

Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies
Dates: 3/26/2019 - 3/27/2019
Location: Cass Lake, MN

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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.

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.

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Bureau of Justice Assistance Programs Supporting Law Enforcement, Bureau of Justice Assistance, November 2018. This resource highlights Bureau of Justice Assistance programs designed to assist law enforcement personnel and operations in some way, including the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program, Justice Assistance Grant Program, Public Safety Partnership, and more.

Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide, BJA-Sponsored, October 2018. This resource outlines actions and activities that are relatable agency to agency and that have contributed to successful crime-fighting strategies throughout the country.

Promising Strategies for Strengthening Homicide Investigations: Findings and Recommendations From the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Homicide Investigations Enhancement Training and Technical Assistance Project, BJA-Sponsored, October 2018. With support from BJA, the Police Executive Research Forum conducted a multi-year project to assess homicide investigation practices in five cities: Baltimore, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, and Pittsburgh. This report summarizes the lessons learned from those five studies.

Anticipated FY 2019 Solicitations that Support Law Enforcement, Bureau of Justice Assistance, October 2018. This resource highlights the different law enforcement solicitations that are anticipated to be available from BJA in FY 2019.

Law Enforcement Officer Safety Toolkit, BJA-Sponsored, June 2017. This toolkit was created to promote learning about officer safety and encourage the leveraging of resources to augment state, local, and tribal efforts to promote officer safety.

The Utah Model: A Path Forward for Investigating and Building Resilience to Cyber Crime, BJA-Sponsored, May 2017. This document highlights promising practices of the Utah State Model in support of efforts to coordinate resources and work to attack cyber crime.

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.

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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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.

Preventing Line of Duty Deaths: A Chief's Duty, This agency self assessment tool is designed to help law enforcement leaders evaluate their agency’s efforts to fully address the safety needs of their officers.

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