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BJA focuses its programmatic and policy efforts on providing a wide range of resources, including training and technical assistance (TTA) to law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, reentry, justice information sharing, and community-based partners to address chronic and emerging criminal justice challenges nationwide. BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support state, local, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. To accomplish this mission, BJA is organized into four primary components: Programs Office, Policy Office, Planning Office, and the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Office. The Programs Office administers state, local, and tribal grant programs and acts as BJA’s direct line of communication to states, local jurisdictions, territories, and tribal governments by providing customer-focused grants management support and careful stewardship over federal funds. The Policy Office provides national leadership to criminal justice organizations and agencies that partner with BJA to identify effective program models for replication and infuse data-driven evidence-based strategies into operational models, practices, and programs. The Policy Office provides policy guidance and TTA to communities and criminal justice partners to meet emerging and chronic criminal justice needs. The Planning Office provides overall BJA-wide planning and coordination, including coordination of communications, budget formulation and execution, contract management, performance measurement, and administrative support.

Mission: BJA's mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support state, local, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. To accomplish this mission, BJA is organized into four primary components: Programs Office, Policy Office, Planning Office, and the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Office.

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Submit your nominations for the 2020 Congressional Badge of Bravery. Find helpful resources such as nomination guideline...
02/07/2021
Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery | Bureau of Justice Assistance

Submit your nominations for the 2020 Congressional Badge of Bravery. Find helpful resources such as nomination guidelines, frequently asked questions, and nomination templates to help you write a compelling nomination. Submit your nominations by February 15, 2021. #BadgeOfBravery https://bja.ojp.gov/program/badgeofbravery?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=nomination_period_announcement&utm_campaign=cbob2020#menu

Funding Webinar Recordings: An Overview of What’s Ahead and the Federal Funding Process. BJA conducted two webinars to i...
02/02/2021
Funding Webinars

Funding Webinar Recordings: An Overview of What’s Ahead and the Federal Funding Process. BJA conducted two webinars to inform users of 2021 funding opportunities and the new two-step process required to apply for BJA funding. We encourage anyone interested in applying for FY 2021 funding to review materials from these webinars. Access Now. https://bja.ojp.gov/events/funding-webinars?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=webinar-recording&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021#previously-held-webinars

BJA funding webinars are designed to assist potential applicants interested in applying for BJA funding opportunities.

Don't Forget to Register! FY21 Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Funding...
02/01/2021
Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Funding Webinar | Bureau of Justice Assistance

Don't Forget to Register! FY21 Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Funding Webinar. BJA will provide details and guidance to potential applicants. The webinar will be held February 2, 2021, at 3 pm ET. Learn more and register. https://bja.ojp.gov/events/tribal-justice-system-infrastructure-training-and-technical-assistance-initiative-funding?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=tribal_tta_webinar&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

Register to participate in this February 2 solicitation support webinar.

Register Now! The Center for Task Force Training Program is actively seeking host sites for the delivery of the no-cost,...
02/01/2021
Fundamentals of Effective Task Force Operations | Bureau of Justice Assistance

Register Now! The Center for Task Force Training Program is actively seeking host sites for the delivery of the no-cost, two-day "Fundamentals of Effective Task Force Operations" training. Register for the event held 2/3 to learn more. https://bja.ojp.gov/events/fundamentals-effective-task-force-operations?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=training-center&utm_campaign=bjaevents

Register for this February 3 webinar from the BJA-supported Center for Task Force Training.

Did you know that you can submit multiple nominations for the 2020 Congressional Badge of Bravery? This prestigious awar...
02/01/2021
Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery | Bureau of Justice Assistance

Did you know that you can submit multiple nominations for the 2020 Congressional Badge of Bravery? This prestigious award recognizes the brave actions performed by law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Review nomination guidelines and frequently asked questions to help you create compelling nominations. #BadgeOfBravery https://bja.ojp.gov/program/badgeofbravery?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=nomination_period_announcement&utm_campaign=cbob2020#menu

Nominations are now being accepted for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery.

The National Indian Country Training Initiative is hosting a webinar series focused on issues related to Missing or Murd...
01/29/2021
Strategies for Developing a Coordinated Response to the Issue of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons

The National Indian Country Training Initiative is hosting a webinar series focused on issues related to Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons. This series will be held February 10, 2021 – February 11, 2021. Learn more and register. https://bja.ojp.gov/events/strategies-developing-coordinated-response-issue-missing-or-murdered-indigenous-persons?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=webinar_tribal&utm_campaign=bjaevents

Register to participate in this February 10-11 online training.

#BJAFunding Webinar: FY21 Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions. BJA will discuss the goals of t...
01/26/2021
Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Site Based and Training and Technical Assistance Program Funding Webinar | Bureau of Justice Assistance

#BJAFunding Webinar: FY21 Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions. BJA will discuss the goals of the funding opportunity; review its eligibility requirements, categories, and deliverables; and address frequently asked questions. https://bja.ojp.gov/events/upholding-rule-law-and-preventing-wrongful-convictions-site-based-and-training-and-technical?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=funding_webinars&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

Register to participate in this January 29 funding webinar.

REGISTER: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS): Overview. This webinar will provide users with an overview ...
01/26/2021
Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation: Overview | Bureau of Justice Assistance

REGISTER: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS): Overview. This webinar will provide users with an overview of the application process, key requirements for applications, and outline tools and resources to assist in application submission. The webinar will be held 1/28 at 2pm ET. https://bja.ojp.gov/events/coordinated-tribal-assistance-solicitation-overview?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=funding_webinars&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021#upcoming-webinars

Register to participate in this January 28 webinar.

Funding Webinar: BJA will conduct webinar to provide an overview of the FY21 CTAS application process, highlight key req...
01/21/2021
Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation: Overview | Bureau of Justice Assistance

Funding Webinar: BJA will conduct webinar to provide an overview of the FY21 CTAS application process, highlight key requirements for applications and purpose areas, and offer tools and resources to assist in the application process. The webinar will be held 1/28 at 2pm ET. https://bja.ojp.gov/events/coordinated-tribal-assistance-solicitation-overview?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=funding_webinars&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021#upcoming-webinars

Register to participate in this January 28 webinar.

New BJA Funding Announced. The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) provides funding to federally recognize...
01/20/2021
FY 2021 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) | Bureau of Justice Assistance

New BJA Funding Announced. The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) provides funding to federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia to improve public safety and victim services in tribal communities. Grants.gov deadline: March 16, 2021; JustGrants deadline: March 30, 2021. https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-60008?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=current_solicitations&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

This Department of Justice solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization.

New #BJAFunding: The Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivi...
01/15/2021

New #BJAFunding: The Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism program provides state and local jurisdictions and Indian tribes with the resources to identify assets and gaps in their reentry systems and improve their overall approach to reentry. Grants.gov deadline: March 16, 2021; JustGrants deadline: March 30, 2021. https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-58003?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=current_solicitations&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

Just Announced #BJAFunding! The Smart Probation: Innovations in Supervision Initiative provides opportunities for commun...
01/15/2021
FY 2021 Smart Probation: Innovations in Supervision Initiative | Bureau of Justice Assistance

Just Announced #BJAFunding! The Smart Probation: Innovations in Supervision Initiative provides opportunities for community corrections agencies to improve supervision outcomes for individuals they supervise. Grants.gov deadline: March 16, 2021; JustGrants deadline: March 30, 2021. https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-58004?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=current_solicitations&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

This program will fund state, local, and tribal community corrections agencies to improve supervision capacity to prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions.

New BJA Funding: FY 2021 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. Under this program, payments are made to states and un...
01/14/2021

New BJA Funding: FY 2021 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. Under this program, payments are made to states and units of local government that incur certain types of costs due to incarceration of undocumented criminal aliens during a specific 12-month reporting period. Grants.gov deadline: March 1, 2021; JustGrants deadline: March 15, 2021. https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2020-62002?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=current_solicitations&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

Recognize federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers for their extraordinary acts of bravery by nominati...
01/14/2021
Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery | Bureau of Justice Assistance

Recognize federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers for their extraordinary acts of bravery by nominating them for the 2020 Congressional Badge of Bravery. Multiple nominations can be submitted. Learn about past recipients, nomination guidelines, and access the template online to get started.
#BadgeOfBravery https://bja.ojp.gov/program/badgeofbravery?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=nomination_period_announcement&utm_campaign=cbob2020

New BJA Funding Available! The Smart Prosecution – Innovative Prosecution Solutions provides state, local, and tribal pr...
01/13/2021
FY 2021 Smart Prosecution – Innovative Prosecution Solutions

New BJA Funding Available! The Smart Prosecution – Innovative Prosecution Solutions provides state, local, and tribal prosecutors with funding to secure resources that will help reduce crime and increase public safety. The program encourages prosecutors and agencies to use data in the development of their strategies and projects and to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions. Grants.gov deadline: March 15, 2021; JustGrants deadline: March 29, 2021. https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-55002?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=current_solicitations&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

The purpose of this program is to provide state, local, and tribal prosecutors with funding to secure resources that will help reduce crime and increase public safety.

New BJA Funding Announced! The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program is a strategic approach to crime reduction that...
01/12/2021
FY 2021 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program | Bureau of Justice Assistance

New BJA Funding Announced! The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program is a strategic approach to crime reduction that leverages community knowledge and expertise by focusing enforcement efforts on neighborhoods where crime is concentrated, or crime “hotspots.” Grants.gov deadline: March 29, 2021; JustGrants deadline: April 12, 2021. https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-60003?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=current_solicitations&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

The goal of this solicitation is to invest in jurisdictions with significant crime challenges that want long-term solutions, incorporating all four elements of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation model.

Funding Announced! The Safeguarding Correctional Facilities and Public Safety by Addressing Contraband Cellphones Progra...
01/08/2021

Funding Announced! The Safeguarding Correctional Facilities and Public Safety by Addressing Contraband Cellphones Program assists state and local governments, including federally recognized Indian tribes that have detention capacity, in protecting against contraband cellphone use in correctional facilities. Grants.gov deadline: March 25, 2021; JustGrants deadline: April 8, 2021. https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-52001?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=current_solicitations&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

New BJA Funding Announced! The Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Site Based and Training and...
01/08/2021
FY 2021 Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Site Based and Training and Technical Assistance Program | Bureau of Justice Assistance

New BJA Funding Announced! The Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Site Based and Training and Technical Assistance Program supports Wrongful Conviction Review entities providing high quality and efficient post-conviction representation for defendants in post-conviction claims of innocence. Learn more. https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-60001?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=current_solicitations&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

This program supports Wrongful Conviction Review entities providing high quality and efficient post-conviction representation for defendants in post-conviction claims of innocence.

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