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Archives

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Visit the Past Funding page for access to previously available funding opportunities offered through this and other BJA programs.

Awards

The Awards page provides access to details of awards made through this and other BJA funding programs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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View Frequently Asked Questions for answers to a variety of questions related to the FY 2020 CESF opportunity, including questions that focus on eligibility, application submission, allowable costs, and more. 

Contacts

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For questions about applying for the grant to manage the National Center on Restorative Justice, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center:

The NCJRS Response Center hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time on the solicitation close date.

Funding

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FY 2020 National Center on Restorative Justice
Opportunity ID: BJA-2020-18442
Solicitation Status: Open
Fiscal Year: 2020
Closing Date: May 21, 2020
Posting Date: April 6, 2020
Solicitation Type: Competitive

Download Solicitation (PDF, 191.73 KB)

Description

Through this opportunity, BJA seeks to fund an accredited university of higher education or an accredited law school to manage the National Center on Restorative Justice, with the overall purpose of educating and training the next generation of justice leaders.

The National Center on Restorative Justice (the Center) has two purposes:

  1. Educate and train the next generation of juvenile and criminal justice leaders. The Center will engage and challenge undergraduate, graduate, and law students to broaden their understanding of criminal justice systems and restorative approaches. The award recipient will manage this training to include criminal justice professionals, community members, educators, and social service providers, at the state, regional, and national levels. Approaches will include development of a degree program, a summer-term institute, and/or brief courses, while encouraging access to educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals.
  2. Support for research focusing on how best to provide direct services to address social inequities such as simultaneous access to substance abuse treatment and higher education. This research support may include a combination of approaches, including conducting research, developing research agendas and approaches, and translating research in the area of restorative justice.

News

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Current awardee information:

In FY 2019, BJA launched the National Center on Restorative Justice. Through a competitive process for FY 2019, BJA selected the Vermont Law School as a partner on a program that will be BJA‘s National Center on Restorative Justice. The Vermont Law School will support BJA’s efforts to improve criminal justice policy and practice by broadening the understanding of justice systems and restorative approaches for undergraduate, master’s level, and law students and justice professionals. It will also expand educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals and research how best to provide them with simultaneous access to substance abuse treatment and education.

Overview

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Late in 2019, BJA launched the National Center on Restorative Justice (the Center). The purpose of this program is to:

  1. Educate and train the next generation of juvenile and criminal justice leaders. BJA will work with its partners to engage and challenge undergraduate, graduate, and law students—in conjunction with criminal justice professionals, community members, educators, and social service providers at the state, regional, and national levels—in order to broaden their understanding of criminal justice systems and restorative approaches through a degree program, a summer-term institute, or brief courses, while encouraging access to educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals.
  2. Support research focusing on how best to provide direct services to address social inequities such as simultaneous access to substance abuse treatment and higher education.

BJA selected Vermont Law School (VLS) as its first partner in the National Center on Restorative Justice program to support the field in accessing education, training, and research resources to advance restorative justice (RJ) principles and practices. BJA will work with VLS to:

  • Develop RJ and justice systems educational curricula for semester-long and 2-week summer courses delivered residentially and online, including two RJ Institutes every year at VLS.
  • Educate undergraduate, graduate, and law students and criminal and juvenile justice professionals in the history, philosophy, and practices of juvenile, criminal, and restorative justice.
  • Train criminal and juvenile justice professionals to infuse RJ into their work.
  • Increase educational opportunities for incarcerated people.
  • Provide education and training for people participating in a judicially supervised drug or other treatment court.
  • Research, evaluate, and report on the Center’s impact on attitudes, recidivism, and the costs associated with expanded RJ education for students, professionals, and incarcerated individuals.

In FY 2020, BJA issued a solicitation to fund a second, complementary project to support the management of the National Center on Restorative Justice. This new project will complement and build on the activities outlined in the FY 2019 project above. BJA is seeking ideas to address other training needs for the target audiences and to address other gaps in the research. The partners awarded funds are expected to work closely with BJA staff and other BJA-funded training and technical assistance partners as it relates to this program.

National Center on Restorative Justice

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The National Center on Restorative Justice (the Center) has two purposes: (1) educate and train the next generation of juvenile and criminal justice leaders and (2) support research focusing on how best to provide direct services to address social inequities such as simultaneous access to substance abuse treatment and higher education.

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Awards

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Following are the current awards for the FY 2020 CESF Program. As additional awards are announced, they will be added to this page.

Applicant State Award Amount Award Date State of New Hampshire NH $3,454,070 04/03/2020 State of Texas TX $41,975,871 04/07/2020 City of Newport Rhode Island RI $47,140 04/09/2020 Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Department LA $161,043 04/09/2020 City of Pascagoula MS $40,590 04/09/2020 Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council GA $15,840,333 04/09/2020 Cranston, City of RI $76,518 04/10/2020 City of Olympia WA $68,828 04/10/2020 Camden County Sheriff's Office NJ $58,008 04/10/2020 City of Pasadena TX $157,518 04/10/2020 City of Austin TX $885,407 04/10/2020 Caddo Parish LA $58,008 04/10/2020 Township of Pemberton NJ $37,919 04/10/2020 Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans GU $2,932,867 04/10/2020 Iowa Governors Office of Drug Control Policy IA $5,754,321 04/10/2020 City of Petaluma CA $51,091 04/10/2020 Walton County Sheriff's Office FL $38,577 04/10/2020 Cass County ND $58,008 04/10/2020 State of Utah UT $5,465,514 04/10/2020 Pickens County SC $60,737 04/10/2020 Highlands County FL $60,650 04/10/2020 County of Winnebago IL $58,008 04/13/2020 Delaware Criminal Justice Council DE $3,536,720 04/13/2020 Nebraska Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Commission NE $4,337,801 04/13/2020 Washington Department of Commerce WA $10,885,923 04/13/2020 City of Atwater CA $44,376 04/13/2020

Available Funding

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FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program
Apply by: 11:59 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020
The CESF Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus. See the State and Local Allocations page for details on eligible allocations.

News and Information

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Visit the Funding Resource Center on the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) website to find announcements and updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 on BJA and other OJP program office grantees.

Press Releases

Office of Justice Programs Awards Nearly $3.5 million to New Hampshire to Address COVID-19 Pandemic
April 7, 2020

Office of Justice Programs Awards Nearly $42 Million to Texas to Address COVID-19 Pandemic
April 7, 2020

Department of Justice Makes $850 Million Available to Help Public Safety Agencies Address COVID-19 Pandemic
April 1, 2020

Blog Posts

Marshaling Resources to Address Addiction in the Midst of a Pandemic
April 6, 2020

Resources

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program - Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update
April 2020

Overview

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The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.

Statutory Authority

The CESF Program is authorized by Division B of H.R. 748, Pub. L. No. 116- 136 (Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations); 28 U.S.C. 530C.

Permissible Uses of Funds

Funds awarded under the CESF Program must be utilized to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas), and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.

Eligibility

The following entities are eligible to apply: States, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments that were identified as eligible for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 State and Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program are eligible to apply under the FY 2020 CESF Program solicitation.

NOTE: Only the State Administering Agency that applied for FY 2019 JAG funding for a state/territory may apply for the state allocation of CESF funding.

See the State and Local Allocations page for allocation details.

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program

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The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.

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Events Calendar

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See the calendar below or visit the VALOR Initiative & NOSI Events webpage for access to upcoming trainings and other events.

Funding

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FY 2020 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking
Apply by: 11:59 p.m. ET, May 18, 2020
Through this opportunity, the Office for Victims of Crime and BJA are seeking applications to develop or support multidisciplinary task forces to combat human trafficking.

Funding Webinars

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA has hosted a Grant Applicant Education Series of webinars as well as solicitation-specific webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn more about the webinars, register to participate in upcoming webinars, and view presentations and recordings from previously held webinars.

Funding

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FY 2020 Strategies for Policing Innovation
Apply by: 11:59 p.m. ET, May 12, 2020
Recipients of funding under this opportunity will test promising crime prevention, response, and reduction practices; build their capacity to analyze and use crime intelligence and data; implement and test justice information-sharing technology; and establish a system for evaluating their effectiveness.

Funding Webinars

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA has hosted a Grant Applicant Education Series of webinars as well as solicitation-specific webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn more about the webinars, register to participate in upcoming webinars, and view presentations and recordings from previously held webinars.

FY 2020 Allocations and Disparate Information

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The FY 2020 JAG allocations and disparate information is not yet available but will be posted to this page once ready.

Resources

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For information on the FBI Cold Case Initiative, visit the Cold Case Initiative section of the Department of Justice website.

For other training and tools on cold case investigations see:

Funding

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FY 2020 Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations Program
Apply by: 11:59 p.m. ET, May 4, 2020
This opportunity supports funding to state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies for costs associated with the investigations and prosecutions of cold case murders suspected of having been racially motivated, including support for victims’ families and stakeholders impacted by these cases.

Overview

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The Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations Program, launched in FY 2020, provides support to state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecutors in their investigation and prosecution of cold case murders associated with civil rights violations. Funds are limited to address violations of civil rights statutes resulting in death that occurred no later than December 31, 1979.

Allowable uses of funding include review of evidence and use of modern DNA and forensic tools to aid investigations. State, local and tribal agencies have been and are encouraged to work with their federal partners to pursue these cases and coordinate review of case files and evidence related to potential cases, consistent with other activities under the Emmett Till Act.

This includes other efforts authorized under the act by the Department of Justice (DOJ), including the Civil Rights Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, as well as the Field Office for the FBI, Community Relations Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the applicant’s jurisdiction. As part of the Emmett Till Act, the FBI created a “Cold Case Initiative” in which the FBI had its field offices search their cold case files to identify incidents that might be appropriate for investigation. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with their FBI Field Offices and their US Attorney’s Offices on these cases.

BJA also recognizes that the needs of specific jurisdictions may vary widely. As such, BJA encourages the applicants to consider their response in scale with the nature of their local problems, and to consider state or regional approaches.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Enhance collaboration between federal, state and local law-enforcement and prosecution agencies in their investigation and prosecution of unsolved civil rights cold case murders.
  • Increase the number of state, local and tribal investigations and prosecutions of civil rights cold case murders.
  • Bring justice and support to families and stakeholders impacted by these murders.

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