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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

JAG State Solicitation Released

BJA has released the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2014 State Solicitation. Applications are due June 3, 2014.



BJA/SAMHSA Drug Court Solicitation Released

BJA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have released the FY 2014 Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment solictation. Applications are due May 28, 2014.



Prescription Drug Monitoring TTA Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2014 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring National Training and Technical Assistance Program solicitation. Applications are due May 6, 2014.



Prescription Drug Monitoring Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2014 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program solicitation. Applications are due May 6, 2014.



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.



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



In the Doctor's Office: Recovery Friend or Foe Workshop
Dates: 4/22/2014 - 4/22/2014
Location: Ypsilanti, MI

National Rx Drug Abuse Summit
Dates: 4/22/2014 - 4/24/2014
Location: Atlanta, GA

Community Justice 2014: International Summit
Dates: 4/22/2014 - 4/24/2014
Location: San Francisco, CA

Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (Webinar)
Dates: 4/22/2014 - 4/22/2014
Location: 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET,

National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) Western Regional Training Conference
Dates: 4/23/2014 - 4/24/2014
Location: Las Vegas, NV

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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.

Indigent Defense for Homicide Cases (Philadelphia, Penn.)
Indigent defense involves the constitutionally mandated free representation of individuals accused of crimes who are unable to afford private representation. Since 1993, every fifth murder case is sequentially assigned at the preliminary arraignment to be represented by attorneys from the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

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.

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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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Principles of Problem-Solving Justice, (NCJ 234803), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2007. Principles described in this article emphasize collaboration, engagement with local stakeholders, and individualization of sanctions—strategies that avoid cookie-cutter approaches and encourage justice practitioners to embrace local priorities, resources, and circumstances.
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Addressing Community Gang Problems: A Practical Guide, (NCJ 164273), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1998. A community problem-solving model applicable to gangs is described that is referred to as SARA (scanning, analysis, response, and assessment) and that considers gang involvement in drugs and violence, graffiti, needs assessment, strategic planning, and civil remedies for gang-related harm.
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