PSP 2018 Symposium
Public Safety Officers Benefits Program
Public Safety Partnership Supports Memphis' Fight Against Violent Crime
The U.S. Department of Justice's National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) supports communities across the country in reducing violent crime. In Memphis, Tennessee, violent crime rates dropped 8% through the first six months of 2018, one year after the city joined PSP.
FY17 Byrne JAG Extension: Recently, a preliminary injunction was issued relating to the "section 1373," "notice," and "access" award conditions that are contained in FY 2017 Byrne JAG awards. As a result, the Department is currently enjoined from enforcing those award conditions in FY 2017 Byrne JAG awards made to members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. In order to afford the Department time to evaluate its options and provide guidance regarding that preliminary injunction, the Department is extending the deadline to accept FY 2017 Byrne JAG awards to October 5, 2018. This extension applies to all recipients of FY 2017 Byrne JAG award documents, whether or not they are covered under the terms of the preliminary injunction (as members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors).
Special Notice Re: FY17 Byrne JAG award conditions 52-56: At present, DOJ's authority to require compliance with Award Conditions 52 through 56 in FY 2017 JAG awards to members of the United States Conference of Mayors is the subject of pending litigation, including a preliminary injunction. Accordingly (and consonant with Award Condition 1), DOJ has determined that, at this time, it will not use or enforce those conditions in FY 2017 JAG awards to such members. If the posture of the pending litigation changes (or if the pending litigation is resolved) in a manner that would permit DOJ to use or enforce Award Conditions 52 through 56 in the FY 2017 JAG awards to such members, then DOJ will provide those recipients of FY 2017 JAG awards that are such members with specific, formal, written notice of DOJ's intent to use or enforce those conditions following the notice.
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 studies.
Developed by the Major Cities Chiefs Association with support from BJA, this resource outlines actions and activities that are relatable agency to agency and that have contributed to successful crime-fighting strategies throughout the country.
This resource highlights different law enforcement solicitations that are expected to be available from BJA in FY 2019, including opportunities that relate to body-worn cameras, human trafficking investigations, opioids, school safety, and more.
In support of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) programs throughout the country, the Attorney General announced awards of almost $28 million in grant funding to combat violent crime through PSN and another $3 million for training and technical assistance to develop and implement violent crime reduction strategies and enhance services and resources for victims of violent crime. View the press release for details.
BJA and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services are making more than 220 awards to jurisdictions across the country through grants authorized by the STOP School Violence Act. View the press release for additional details and learn about the BJA awards.
View a fact sheet to learn about the FY 2018 awards made for BJA-specific programs, including the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program, Innovative Prosecution Solutions, Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, and others.
Additional FY 2018 Funding AvailableBJA has released various FY 2018 funding solicitations. View the Current Opportunities table to see all of BJA's currently open FY 2018 funding opportunities.
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