Through Encouraging Innovation: Field Initiated Programs, BJA builds partnerships with law enforcement and other criminal justice practitioners to leverage innovative strategies for preventing and reducing crime. BJA's Field Initiated Program is an opportunity for criminal justice practitioners to identify an emerging or chronic criminal justice challenge and propose evidence-based strategies to strengthen public safety.
Since 2009, BJA has supported a small number of Field-Initiated projects that bring fresh perspectives for reducing and preventing crime at the local, state, tribal, and national levels. The projects target crime problems facing communities nationwide by addressing critical gaps in the current knowledge base around crime prevention and criminal justice. Through resources developed by Field-Initiated grantees, jurisdictions across the country can benefit from the projects' contributions to the field of public safety. Examples of projects funded under the Field-Initiated Program include:
See the Archives tab for past Field Initiated solicitations and award information.
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International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Center for Social Media
Creating an Arrest Alert System
Legal Issues Related to Elder Abuse: Guides for Law Enforcement
Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool
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