Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative
BJA's efforts to combat human trafficking are two-pronged: 1) to develop training for law enforcement and communities to identify trafficking in persons and rescue victims by working with federal law enforcement and victims service providers; and 2) to support and fund task forces in coordination with other agencies.
BJA Initiatives Encouraging Responsible Gun Ownership
Learn about BJA-supported efforts and initiatives that work to reduce firearm accidents and misuse.
Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs)
Law enforcement agencies across the United States and throughout the world are using body-worn cameras as a promising tool to improve evidentiary outcomes, and enhance the safety of, and improve interactions between, officers and the public.
Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program
BVP provides up to 50% reimbursement for armored vests (on the latest NIJ standards list) purchased by state and local law enforcement.
Capital Case Litigation Initiative (CCLI)
CCLI provides high-quality training on death penalty issues to improve legal representation provided to indigent defendants charged with having committed capital crimes and to enhance the ability of prosecutors to effectively represent the public in state capital cases.
Combating Methamphetamine Abuse
BJA provides information and resources to communities to address methamphetamine, including prevention and education programs as well as support for enforcement efforts.
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP)
The purpose of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) is to enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data.
To increase crime analysis capacity nationally, BJA funds guidance, training, and technical assistance designed to directly support law enforcement agencies.
Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment (DPFD) Clearinghouse
The DPFD Clearinghouse is the single point of contact for contractors or subcontractors of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to promptly confirm whether potential employees have been convicted of fraud or any other felony arising out of a contract with DoD.
Denial of Federal Benefits (DFB) Program
The DFB Program provides state and federal courts—as part of the sentencing process—with the ability to deny all or selected federal benefits to individuals who are convicted of drug trafficking or drug possession.
Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program
This program provides financial and technical assistance to develop and implement treatment drug courts that effectively integrate substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting.
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
JAG provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution/courts, crime prevention/education, corrections/community corrections, drug treatment/enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.
Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs
The Field-Initiated Program serves to support national, regional, state, local and tribal focused projects that develop and implement new strategies that better equip criminal justice systems to prevent and respond to emerging and chronic crime problems plaguing communities throughout the country.
Enhancing Campus Safety and Security
BJA has worked with partners in the field to develop a variety of resources that address the diverse make-up of campus law enforcement departments that will assist them in addressing all forms of campus public safety concerns.
Federal Surplus Property Transfer Program
BJA's role in this program is to make recommendations as to whether (1) the use proposed by the state or unit of local government meets the requirements of the statute; and (2) the environmental impact of the proposed transfer has been properly assessed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative
The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) serves as a Federal Advisory Committee and advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing and integration initiatives. Global was created to support the broad scale exchange of pertinent justice and public safety information.
Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR)
The Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Program, (formerly known as the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program) is part of BJA’s Innovations Suite of Programs. These programs invest in the development of practitioner-researcher partnerships that use data, evidence, and innovation to create strategies and interventions th
Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Reducing Recidivism through Systems Improvements
Innovations in Reentry Initiative (IRI) seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of state, local and tribal jurisdictions to identify innovative ways to increase the success rates of individuals returning to their communities and reduce the number of crimes committed by those recently returning.
Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities
The Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI) provides grants and assistance to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop, implement, and test innovative and evidence-based probation and parole practices.
BJA’s "Innovations Suite" of programs re-examines every aspect of the criminal justice system to identify what is working in the field to reduce crime and recidivism and make our communities safer.
Innovative Prosecution Strategies
BJA developed and currently administers Innovative Prosecution Strategies (IPS) as part of BJA's "Innovations Suite" of crime fighting programs. The IPS model builds off lessons learned from BJA's former crime-fighting programs and is intended to assist prosecutors.
Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP)
This program is designed to build the capacity of state and local criminal justice systems to address criminal intellectual property enforcement through increased prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance availability.
John R. Justice (JRJ) Program
The JRJ Program provides loan repayment assistance for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP)
The purpose of JMHCP is to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems to increase access to treatment for this unique group of offenders.
Justice Information Sharing (JIS) Initiative
This program works collaboratively with key stakeholders and national partner organizations to identify critical issues and problems, and provide resources in response to emerging challenges in criminal justice.
Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) Program
This award honors exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers.
Law Enforcement Cyber Center
Coordinated by BJA, the Law Enforcement Cyber Center provides local, state and tribal law enforcement with critical resources to help them learn, investigate and solve cybercrimes; share cyber threat information; and collaborate with regional and federal authorities.
Law Enforcement Planning for Major Events
When law enforcement executives are tasked with managing a large-scale event, they can maximize their efforts by learning from other agencies and adopting proven practices. Too often, past lessons learned are not documented in a clear and concise manner. BJA is working to provide the field with resources and tools to address this information gap.
Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration Initiative
Administered by BJA in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Local Law Enforcement CGIC Integration Initiative encourages local jurisdictions to work with their local ATF crime gun intelligence centers to collectively leverage their intelligence, technology, and community engagement.
Mental Health Courts Program
This program funds projects that seek to mobilize communities to implement innovative, collaborative efforts that bring systemwide improvements to the way the needs of adult offenders with mental disabilities or illnesses are addressed.
National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)
NMVTIS is designed to prevent various types of automobile theft and fraud by providing an electronic means for verifying and exchanging title, brand, theft, and other data among state motor vehicle titling agencies, law enforcement officials, consumers, and other authorized users of the system.
National Officer Safety Initiatives
BJA's National Officer Safety Initiatives (NOSI) currently address law enforcement safety in three key areas: law enforcement suicide, traffic safety, and a national public awareness and education campaign.
National Public Safety Partnership
Coordinated by BJA, the U.S. Department of Justice's National Public Safety Partnership was launched to help communities suffering from serious violent crime problems to build up their capacity to fight crime.
Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP)
PIECP places inmates in realistic work environments, pays them prevailing wages, and gives them a chance to develop marketable skills that will increase their potential for rehabilitation and meaningful employment on release.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
This program provides funding to state and local governments and federally recognized tribes for demonstration projects within confinement settings including, adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities; community corrections facilities; law enforcement lockups and other temporary holding facilities, and tribal detention facilities.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)
PSN is designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime, including, but not limited to, addressing criminal gangs and the felonious possession and use of firearms.
Protection of Constitutional Rights Under the Sixth Amendment
The Sixth Amendment Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program provides TTA to ensure that states and local government are provided with the capacity and tools necessary to meet the obligations established by the Sixth Amendment.
Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV)
The highest national award for valor by a public safety officer, MOV is awarded annually by the President to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.
Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Programs
PSOB Programs provide death and education benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders, and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Program
The RSAT Program assists states and units of local government in developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities.
Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)
SAKI provides funding through a competitive grant program to support the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions' approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in sexual assault kits (SAKs) that have never been submitted to a crime laboratory.
The Smart Defense Initiative is part of BJA's Smart Suite of criminal justice. The Smart Suite supports criminal justice professionals in building evidence-based, data-driven criminal justice strategies that combine the expertise of researchers and practitioners for maximum, sustained, and measurable impact.
State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program
The SLATT Program provides instruction that focuses on the prevention of terrorism within the U.S. and provides the tools necessary for state, local, and tribal law enforcement to understand, detect, deter, and investigate acts of terrorism and violent criminal extremists in the U.S.
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
SCAAP provides federal payments to states and localities that incurred correctional officer salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens with at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions for violations of state or local law, and incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during the reporting period.
Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN)
This program was created to assist states in building, implementing, and improving victim notification capacity.
Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI)
The SPI initiative is a collaborative effort among BJA, national training and technical assistance partners, state/local law enforcement agencies, and researchers, designed to assist agencies with identifying innovative and evidence-based solutions to effectively and efficiently tackle chronic crime problems.
Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program
Through this program, BJA and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services offer grants to improve security within our Nation's schools and on school grounds through evidence-based programs.
Swift Certain and Fair: Modeling Supervision Responses
The Swift Certain Fair (SCF) Initiative provides grants and assistance to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop, implement, and test an SCF program model.
Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) Program
The goals of Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) Program are to (1) enhance the operations of tribal justice systems and improve access to those systems; and (2) provide training and technical assistance (TTA) for development and enhancement of tribal justice systems.
Tribal Justice Systems Infrastructure Program (TJSIP)
This program assists tribes in developing effective strategies to renovate, expand, or replace existing facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders.
VALOR Initiative: Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability
VALOR is designed to prevent violence against law enforcement officers and ensure officer resilience and survivability following violent encounters during the course of their duties.
Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing (VOI/TIS) Incentive Program
VOI/TIS grant funds allowed states to build or expand correctional facilities to increase the bed capacity for the confinement of persons convicted of Part 1 violent crimes or adjudicated delinquents for an act that, if committed by an adult, would be a Part 1 violent crime.
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