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For statistical information, go to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) website.

Registration Open for the American Indian Justice Conference

Taking place December 5-6, 2019, in Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, this BJA event will provide training to tribal communities to enhance their response to alcohol and drug abuse, enable them to recognize how trauma impacts drug and alcohol abuse in tribal communities, and to identify current trends and best practices for tribal justice systems to strengthen multi-disciplinary approaches to healing and justice. Learn more and register to attend.



Project Guardian Launched

The Attorney General has announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Project Guardian will serve as a complementary effort to Project Safe Neighborhoods and will help to ensure effective use of Crime Gun Intelligence Centers and other efforts.



More than $100 Million Awarded to Combat Human Trafficking and Assist Victims

BJA awarded 13 grants totaling nearly $11 million under the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking: Supporting Law Enforcement's Role program. Learn about these and other Department of Justice human trafficking awards in the November 12, 2019 press release.



Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA has hosted several solicitation-specific webinars as well as Grant Applicant Education Series webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and to access presentation files for and YouTube links to watch previously held webinars.



Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Progress in Making our Communities Safer through Project Safe Neighborhoods

In an October 3, 2019, press release, Attorney General Barr highlights how the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods two years ago has helped reduce violence in communities and improve overall public safety.



National Public Safety Partnership Symposium

Watch BJA Director Adler's opening remarks at this year's National Public Safety Partnership Symposium, where law enforcement leadership from across the country have gathered to collaborate on localized violent crime and public safety efforts.



National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking
Dates: 11/18/2019 - 11/20/2019
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

SHIFT Wellness Psycho Educational Program
Dates: 11/21/2019 - 11/21/2019
Location: Houston, TX

American Indian Justice Conference
Dates: 12/5/2019 - 12/6/2019
Location: Pueblo of Santa Ana, NM

Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop
Dates: 12/8/2019 - 12/11/2019
Location: Austin, TX

SHIFT Wellness Psycho Educational Program
Dates: 12/11/2019 - 12/11/2019
Location: Redding, CA

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Front-End Diversion Initiative
A preadjudication diversion program designed to divert juveniles with mental health needs away from the juvenile justice system through specialized supervision and case management.

Indigent Defense for Homicide Cases (Philadelphia, Penn.)
Indigent defense involves the constitutionally mandated free representation of individuals accused of crimes who are unable to afford private representation. Since 1993, every fifth murder case is sequentially assigned at the preliminary arraignment to be represented by attorneys from the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Maine Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
Court supervised, post-plea (but pre-final disposition) drug diversion programs that provide comprehensive community-based treatment services to juvenile offenders and their families.

Minneapolis Center for Victim-Offender Mediation
A restorative justice program that provides juvenile offenders and their victims the opportunity to meet face-to-face in the presence of a mediator to discuss the offense and establish a plan for the future.

Adolescent Diversion Project (Michigan State University)
A strengths-based, university-led program that diverts arrested youth from formal processing in the juvenile justice system and provides them with community-based services.

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Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components, (NCJ 205621), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2004. This report presents 10 key components that describe the basic elements that characterize effective drug courts.
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Fair, Timely, Economical Justice: Achieving Justice Through Effective Caseflow Management, (NCJ 229252), Bureau of Justice Assistance, December 2009. This document invites judges to examine effective caseflow management's benefits and contains six key concepts integral to effective caseflow management.
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Drug Courts, BJA, NIJ, and OJJDP, May 2018. This brief presents an overview of drug courts across the country.
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National Summit on Wrongful Convictions: Building a Systemic Approach to Prevent Wrongful Convictions, The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) gathered 75 subject matter experts to create a national strategy to prevent and reduce wrongful convictions.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2013 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2015. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided in FY 2013 to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Improving Witness Safety and Preventing Witness Intimidation in the Justice System: Benchmarks for Progress, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This resource includes tools that are intended to provide criminal justice leaders with concrete guidance to implement best practices in providing for victim and witness safety.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2012 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2014. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Program Performance Report: John R. Justice Program, October 2010-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This report includes program performance information reported by recipients of the John R. Justice Program grants in FY 2010, FY 2011, and FY 2012.
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Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2013, BJA-sponsored, September 2014. This report presents an overview of the grant activities of JMHCP grantees during FY 2013.
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Program Performance Report: Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP), January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report presents performance information reported by IPEP grant recipients for the January through June reporting periods.
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