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Training and Technical Assistance
For detailed information on all BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance, visit the Training & Technical Assistance page.

Public Safety Partnership National Training and Technical Assistance Program

The FY 2019 Public Safety Partnership National Training and Technical Assistance Program, which augments the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, supports the provision of training and technical assistance to adjacent jurisdictions surrounding cities selected to participate in the Public Safety Partnership and smaller/rural agencies who have a violent crime problem. Apply by: May 7, 2019.

Federal Report Emphasizes State, Local Role in School Safety

This OJP Blog post highlights the Federal Commission on School Safety's final report, which provides a blueprint for preventing, protecting from and mitigating violence in our schools. Read the post to learn about specific efforts of BJA and other OJP bureaus and offices.

Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities

Through the FY 2019 Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities opportunity, BJA is seeking applications for funding of projects designed to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities, and to achieve and maintain compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. Apply by: May 22, 2019.

Tribal Justice CTAS Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation

The FY 2019 CTAS Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) opportunity seeks TTA to provide support for three specific BJA grant programs that are included in the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) and to support tribes in critical areas of their justice systems: CTAS Purpose Areas 2, 3 and 10. Apply by: May 14, 2019.

Interested in Joining the National Public Safety Partnership?

Learn how to address violent crime in your jurisdiction by applying to become part of the National Public Safety Partnership. Learn more about this opportunity and complete the training and technical assistance request form and statement of interest by April 11, 2019.

Sharing Crime-fighting Innovations in L.A.

BJA Director Jon Adler and other OJP personnel recently attended the annual Crime Fighters Conference in Los Angeles, CA. The conference convened senior police leaders from around the country to learn about innovative, evidence-based violence reduction strategies. Read the OJP Blog to learn more.

Setting Priorities for Tribal Appropriations: Virtual Tribal Listening Session (Webinar)
Dates: 3/26/2019 - 3/26/2019
Location: 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET,

Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies
Dates: 3/26/2019 - 3/27/2019
Location: Cass Lake, MN

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting
Dates: 3/26/2019 - 3/30/2019
Location: Baltimore, MD

6th Annual Runway 4 Peace Fashion Show
Dates: 4/7/2019 - 4/7/2019
Location: Compton, CA

National Crime Victims' Rights Week Display
Dates: 4/10/2019 - 4/10/2019
Location: Staten Island, NY

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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.

Milwaukee (Wis.) Homicide Review Commission (MHRC)
A program that provides a unique forum for addressing violence in Milwaukee, Wis., by engaging law enforcement and other stakeholders in the community to assess and evaluate the cause of homicides in efforts to prevent future incidents.

InnerChange Freedom Initiative (Minnesota)
A voluntary, faith-based prisoner reentry program that attempts to prepare inmates for reintegration into the community, employment, family, and other significant relationships through educational, values-based programming.

Too Good for Drugs—Middle School
A school-based drug prevention program designed to reduce students’ intention to use alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs, while promoting prosocial attitudes, skills, and behaviors.

Teenage Health Teaching Modules
A comprehensive school health curriculum for grades 6 to 12. By addressing various health issues, the curriculum aims to positively affect student health knowledge, attitudes, practices, and behaviors.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods: America's Network Against Gun Violence, (NCJ 205263), Bureau of Justice Assistance, June 2004. Presents an overview of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a gun crime reduction strategy that links federal, state, and local forces in a multifaceted approach to deter and punish gun crime.

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.

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.

Real Crimes in Virtual Worlds: An Interview With Dr. Brian Regli and Dr. Robert D'Ovidio , An interview with Dr. Brian Regli, Chief Executive Officer of Drakontas LLC, and Dr. Robert D’Ovidio, Associate Professor at Drexel University, about crime in virtual worlds and online gaming communities.
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Gang Members in Small-town and Rural Communities, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This article briefly outlines what is known about gangs and gang members in rural communities and small towns as derived from the empirical literature.

Justice Reinvestment: A Toolkit for Local Leaders, This toolkit is designed to present an overview of the justice reinvestment process to local leaders who have both an understanding of the different agencies in the criminal justice system and some executive authority over the programmatic, policy, and/or fiscal operations of at least one local criminal justice agency.

Criminal Justice Planner's Toolkit for Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level, This toolkit is designed to provide planners of a local justice reinvestment initiative with the technical information to identify drivers of local criminal justice system costs and to design strategies addressing those drivers.

Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP): Program Performance Report, July-December 2012, NCJ 244912, BJA-Sponsored, 2013. This resource includes performance information reported by recipients of BJA IPEP grants. The data used for this report were submitted by grantees conducting grant activities in July–December 2012.

APPA's C.A.R.E. Model: A Framework for Collaboration, Analysis, Reentry, and Evaluation: A Response to Street Gang Violence, BJA-Sponsored, June 2012. This document presents the American Probation and Parole Association's Collaboration, Analysis, Reentry, and Evaluation (C.A.R.E.) model for use in responding to gang violence. C.A.R.E. was developed with Project Safe Neighborhoods funding support.

Effective Marketing Practices: A Guide for Smart Policing Initiatives, BJA-Sponsored, January 2011. This guide explains how to apply marketing concepts in the context of Smart Policing and crime control programs.

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