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Mental Health and Law Enforcement Fellowship Opportunity Announced Add to Favorite

Applications are being sought for a fellowship opportunity to help BJA enhance its strategic efforts to strengthen law enforcement responses to persons with mental disorders. Learn more about this opportunity and apply by May 20, 2016.

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Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program Solicitation Released Add to Favorite

BJA is seeking applications for funding through the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program. This program provides technical assistance to Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program certificate holders and their cost accounting centers to enhance prison industry programs which assist incarcerated individuals in developing marketable skills that will increase their potential for rehabilitation and meaningful employment upon release. Applications are due June 28, 2016.

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BJA Funds Awarded to Implement or Enhance Community Courts Add to Favorite

BJA has awarded $2 million to the Center for Court Innovation to fund 10 sites to implement or enhance a community court. Community courts respond to lower level crimes by ordering offenders to pay back the communities they’ve harmed through visible community service projects while also linking offenders to services designed to help them address the underlying issues fueling their criminal behavior.

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Smart Reentry Funding Now Available Add to Favorite

BJA is seeking applications for funding through the Second Chance Act Smart Reentry Program. This program provides resources to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to plan and implement more effective and evidence-based reentry practices and service delivery systems that address individuals' needs and reduce recidivism. Applications for the Smart Reentry: Focus on Evidence-based Strategies for Successful Reentry from Incarceration to Community opportunity are due June 9, 2016.

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National Adult and Juvenile Reentry Resource Center Solicitation Released Add to Favorite

BJA is seeking applications for funding to operate a National Adult and Juvenile Reentry Resource Center under the Second Chance Act. This program provides training and technical assistance services to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to facilitate the successful reentry of people from detention and incarceration to communities. Applications are due June 2, 2016.

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Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program Funding Available Add to Favorite

BJA is seeking applications through the Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program assists federally recognized Indian tribes in planning and implementing comprehensive strategies to reduce and control crime associated with alcohol and other drug abuse; and in developing, implementing, and enhancing American Indian and Alaska Native tribal justice systems. Applications are due June 2, 2016.

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New Information on Executive Order 13688! Add to Favorite

Information is now available on the ongoing efforts related to Executive Order 13688, "Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition." See the EO 13688 Permanent Working Group page for the Final Report recommendations, an update on implementation across the federal agencies, and other resources related to this effort.

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