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Adult Drug Court Research to Practice Initiative
The National Center for State Courts has teamed with American University for an Adult Drug Court Research to Practice (R2P) Initiative to promote the timely dissemination of information emerging from research on addiction science, substance abuse treatment, and adult drug court programs. With funding from BJA and the National Institute of Justice, the R2P Initiative will produce a series of webinars, webcasts, and other work products that disseminate important research to practitioners and policymakers.

Please visit the new R2P web site for more information on current and future information resources, including:

  • Videos on Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation for Drug Courts
  • A webinar on Appropriate Target Population
  • A webcast on The Role of Medication
  • A webinar on Effective Substance Abuse Treatment
  • A webinar on Seven Program Design Features: Adult Drug Court Principles, Research and Practice

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.



AG Holder Announces “Smart on Crime” Approach at ABA 2013 Annual Meeting

On August 12, Attorney General Eric Holder delivered remarks at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates. "Today, a vicious cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities. And many aspects of our criminal justice system may actually exacerbate these problems, rather than alleviate them," said Attorney General Holder. Read more



Justice and Health Connect Web Site Launched

With support from BJA, the Vera Institute of Justice launched the Justice and Health Connect (JH Connect) web site, www.jhconnect.org. JH Connect provides a series of resources, with the aim of increasing agencies’ abilities to share data between community health and justice systems in a confidential, legal, and ethical way. The goal is to better serve people with behavioral and other health needs who come into contact with justice systems. Read more.



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.



2015 Drug Court Training

The National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) has announced the open registration for the 2015 Adult, Veterans, and Tribal Drug Court Planning training. The open enrollment is now available and training will be made available on a first come-first serve basis for 10 Adult teams, 5 Tribal teams, and 30 Veteran teams. Visit NDCI.org/training for more information.



Advanced Vice and Narcotics Investigations
Dates: 2/8/2016 - 2/12/2016
Location: Nashville, TN

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do
Dates: 2/9/2016 - 2/9/2016
Location: Ypsilanti, MI

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Application: Checklist Review and Q&A (Webinar)
Dates: 2/10/2016 - 2/10/2016
Location: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET,

Understanding Justice-Involved Veterans (Webinar)
Dates: 2/11/2016 - 2/11/2016
Location: 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET,

4th Annual Tampa Drug Summit
Dates: 2/15/2016 - 2/17/2016
Location: Tampa, 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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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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Program Performance Report: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report provides information about RSAT grantee activities during the January through June 2013 period.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Quarterly Performance Update: Recovery (ARRA) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, January-December 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the ARRA JAG program for the January-December 2011 reporting period.
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Performance Update: Recovery (ARRA) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, July 2010-June 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the ARRA JAG program for the July 2010-June 2011 reporting period.
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Program Performance Report: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, April-September 2012, BJA-Sponsored, 2012. This resource includes grant activity performance information reported by recipients of BJA RSAT funds.
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Indian Alcohol & Substance Abuse Program Fact Sheet, (NCJ 217993), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2007. The Indian Alcohol & Substance Abuse Program supports American Indian and Alaska Native communities in planning and implementing systemwide strategies to reduce and control crime associated with the distribution and abuse of alcohol and controlled substances.
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