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Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:02

The National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from BJA, will host Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations on August 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about the integration of social learning and/or cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as other-risk reduction strategies, in employment program models. Learn more and register to participate in this webinar.

Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative: Outcomes-based Contracting To Lower Recidivism and Homelessness

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:55

The FY 2019 Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative: Outcomes-based Contracting To Lower Recidivism and Homelessness solicitation is now available. The purpose of this program is to assist local, state, and tribal governments in converting reentry and permanent supportive housing service contracts into outcomes-based contracts in order to ensure accountability and improve performance with regard to recidivism reduction and increasing nights housed and emergency service savings. Apply by: October 15, 2019.

Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:55

BJA has released the FY 2019 Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program funding opportunity. This program supports local jurisdictions' efforts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism, who due to their condition wander from safe environments. Apply by: October 15, 2019.

An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 18:20

The FY 2019 Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities opportunity will be used to enhance and increase crisis training and support to states, tribes, and county and local jurisdictions through a pilot program. Apply by: October 4, 2019.

Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 15:19

BJA has released the FY 2019 Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative competitive grant solicitation. Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications for funding to improve technology and resources to Gulf State law enforcement agencies to increase information sharing on both a local and regional basis. Apply by: October 4, 2019.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Training and Technical Assistance Portal

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 15:01

With funding support from BJA, the National Center for Victims of Crime has launched the PSN Training and Technical Assistance Portal to help PSN task forces integrate victim services into their work. The site features victim-centered, trauma-informed materials for service providers and law enforcement officials who work with victims of violent crime.

Effective Strategies to Investigate and Prosecute Labor Trafficking in the U.S.

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 17:51

Register to participate in this BJA-funded training taking place September 25-27, 2019, in Norfolk, Virginia. This training will enable investigators and prosecutors to proactively identify victims of labor trafficking and effectively investigate and prosecute offenders using best practices and a trauma-centered approach. Learn more and register by September 16.

Effective Strategies to Investigate and Prosecute Labor Trafficking in the U.S.

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 17:51

Register to participate in this BJA-funded training taking place August 21-23, 2019, in Maryland Heights, Missouri. This training will enable investigators and prosecutors to proactively identify victims of labor trafficking and effectively investigate and prosecute offenders using best practices and a trauma-centered approach. Learn more and register by August 9.

Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Community Corrections Collaborations to Reduce Violent Crime and Recidivism

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:50

In partnership with BJA, the Council of State Governments Justice Center is seeking applications from state and local government agencies or federally recognized tribal entities to serve as model sites for the Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI): Community Corrections Collaborations to Reduce Violent Crime and Recidivism program. Apply by: August 30, 2019.

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Local Solicitation

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 20:33

BJA has released the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) FY 2019 Local Solicitation. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible units of local government under this solicitation. Apply by: August 23, 2019.

Participate in PREA TIPS Opportunity Webinar

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 14:32

On July 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET, Impact Justice, the non-profit that runs the PREA Resource Center, will host an informational webinar on the PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support (PREA TIPS) Program funding opportunity. Register to participate in the webinar to learn more about how you can apply.

PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support Program

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 14:32

The PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support (PREA TIPS) Program opportunity from Impact Justice, the non-profit that runs the PREA Resource Center, is for locally operated small and medium jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities to receive federal funds to assist in PREA implementation. Apply by August 30, 2019.

Medal of Valor Webinar Presentation Available

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 08:27

During a July 22 webinar, BJA shared details and guidance about the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV) program and nomination process. If you missed the webinar, you can view the webinar presentation and transcript to see what was discussed. MOV nominations are due July 31.

Medal of Valor: Nominate our nation’s public safety officers

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 08:19

This is the highest national honor for valor that federal, state, local, and tribal public safety officers can receive. Nominate law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel by July 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Webinar: MOV Nomination Period Closes July 31

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:20

This webinar, taking place July 22, 2019, will provide important details and guidance about the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV) Program. The presenters will review MOV definitions, eligibility, time periods, the nomination process and core issues to consider when submitting nominations. A question and answer session will be included in this webinar.

Emergency Funding Announced to Address Public Safety Crisis in Rural Alaska

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 07:56

The Justice Department has authorized more than $10 million in immediate funding to support police in Alaska Native villages and additional resources to expand prosecution resources, Project Safe Neighborhoods crime reduction measures, and for other purposes. Learn more in the press release.

Innovative Reentry Initiatives: Building System Capacity and Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:57

Application deadline extended for the BJA FY 2019 Innovative Reentry Initiatives solicitation. Part of BJA's Innovations in Public Safety portfolio, the purpose of this solicitation is to provide resources and training and technical assistance necessary to identify assets and gaps in reentry systems and to develop capacity and partnerships to provide services that prevent recidivism, reduce crime, and improve public safety. Apply by: July 15, 2019.

Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:57

Application deadline extended for the BJA FY 2019 Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities solicitation. The purpose of this program is to provide state and local community corrections agencies with information, resources, and training and technical assistance on ways to improve supervision capacity and partnerships with other justice agencies to prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions. Apply by: July 15, 2019.

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:57

Application deadline extended for the BJA FY 2019 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program solicitation. This program supports cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who come into contact with the justice system. Apply by: July 15, 2019.

Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:57

Application deadline extended for the BJA FY 2019 Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Program solicitation. This program enhances the capacity of local and tribal communities to effectively reduce violent crime in distressed neighborhoods through collaborative approaches. Apply by: July 15, 2019.

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