Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor
Violence Reduction Network
BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Ctr
Public Safety Officers Benefits Program
The MOV recognizes extraordinary acts of valor and bravery on the part of our nation’s public safety officers. The MOV nomination period is now open through July 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m ET.
On May 16, 2016, President Barack Obama awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 13 public safety officers who exhibited exceptional courage in saving and protecting others and whose heroic actions were above and beyond the call of duty. Read the White House advisory to learn about the recipients, see Attorney General Lynch’s prepared remarks, or watch the ceremony.
BJA is seeking applications for funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program FY 2016 State Solicitation. The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to jurisdictions and supports a range of program areas. Applications are due June 30, 2016.
BJA is seeking applications for funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program FY 2016 Local Solicitation. The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions and supports a range of program areas, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, drug treatment, and more. Applications are due June 30, 2016.
BJA has released More Than Emptying Beds: A Systems Approach to Segregation Reform, a resource that focuses on the overuse of restrictive housing in America's prisons and jails and highlights the efforts of jurisdictions to reduce segregation and improve conditions in a safe and smart way.
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.
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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