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Training and Technical Assistance:

BJA's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative developed the Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers videos, which are designed to assist law enforcement personnel in: Understanding their roles and responsibilities as they prepare for and respond to a First Amendment-protected event; protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of persons and groups participating in a First Amendment-protected event; and reinforcing fundamental concepts learned at law enforcement training academies and during in-service programs.

With BJA funding, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) provides training and technical assistance in a variety of areas, including firearms interdiction, model law enforcement policies, special needs of small police departments, and antidrug activities.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) provides support to several national law enforcement programs, including the Center for Task Force Training (CenTF), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), a partnership of federal law enforcement organizations, provides quality, cost-effective training for law enforcement professionals.

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


Learn About Project Safe Neighborhoods

Watch the recently posted Project Safe Neighborhoods video highlighting the Justice Department's comprehensive strategy to reduce violent crime in communities across the country.

Breaking the Stigma of Law Enforcement Suicide

BJA has partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to launch the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide, a groundbreaking new initiative to raise awareness of the systemic barriers to mental health and prevent deaths by suicide among law enforcement officers. Read more in the IACP blog post.

Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Interdiction Assistance Grants

BJA is seeking applications for funding under FY 2019 Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Interdiction Assistance Grants, which provide funding to rural law enforcement agencies along the southwest border of the United States, to support efforts to reduce violent crime. Apply by: July 2, 2019.

Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Grant

The FY 2019 Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Grant solicitation is now available. This program provides resources, training, and technical assistance to rural law enforcement agencies along the southwest border of the United States to support their efforts to reduce violent crime. Apply by: May 30, 2019.

The Intellectual Property Enforcement Program (IPEP): Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy

BJA has released the FY 2019 IPEP solicitation. This program is designed to improve the capacity of state, local, tribal, and territorial criminal justice systems to address intellectual property enforcement, including prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance. Apply by: July 2, 2019.

Justice Assistance Grant State Solicitation

BJA has released the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2019 State Solicitation. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible states under this opportunity (a separate solicitation will be released for applications from units of local government). Apply by: June 25, 2019.

Part 2: Child Interviewing Strategies (Webinar)
Dates: 5/22/2019 - 5/22/2019
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

Probabilistic Genotyping Software and Output (Webinar)
Dates: 5/22/2019 - 5/22/2019
Location: 12:00-4:00 p.m. ET,

SHIFT Wellness Psycho Educational Program
Dates: 5/23/2019 - 5/23/2019
Location: Dimondale, MI

Presenting Evidence in Child Forensic Interviews
Dates: 5/23/2019 - 5/24/2019
Location: Dallas, TX

Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting
Dates: 5/28/2019 - 5/31/2019
Location: San Francisco, CA

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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.

Public Surveillance Cameras (Baltimore, Maryland)
Public surveillance systems include a network of cameras and components for monitoring, recording, and transmitting video images. The ultimate goal of installing public surveillance cameras throughout the city of Baltimore, Md., was to reduce the historically high levels of crime in the city.

Operation Hardcore (Los Angeles, CA)
A judicial intervention implemented to improve the prosecution of gang-related crimes. Selective prosecution through the use of specialized units designed to effectively convict gang members associated with gang-related crimes.

Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (RHRD)
A multicomponent program for all ages that aims to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, and drinking and driving by using environmental interventions and community mobilization to decrease formal, informal, and social access to alcohol. Its goal is to help communities prevent various types of alcohol-related accidents, violence, and injuries.

Operation Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
A saturation foot-patrol initiative implemented in Newark, New Jersey, in 2008.

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Bureau of Justice Assistance Programs Supporting Law Enforcement, Bureau of Justice Assistance, November 2018. This resource highlights Bureau of Justice Assistance programs designed to assist law enforcement personnel and operations in some way, including the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program, Justice Assistance Grant Program, Public Safety Partnership, and more.

Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide, BJA-Sponsored, October 2018. This resource outlines actions and activities that are relatable agency to agency and that have contributed to successful crime-fighting strategies throughout the country.

Promising Strategies for Strengthening Homicide Investigations: Findings and Recommendations From the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Homicide Investigations Enhancement Training and Technical Assistance Project, BJA-Sponsored, October 2018. With support from BJA, the Police Executive Research Forum conducted a multi-year project to assess homicide investigation practices in five cities: Baltimore, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, and Pittsburgh. This report summarizes the lessons learned from those five studies.

Anticipated FY 2019 Solicitations that Support Law Enforcement, Bureau of Justice Assistance, October 2018. This resource highlights the different law enforcement solicitations that are anticipated to be available from BJA in FY 2019.

Law Enforcement Officer Safety Toolkit, BJA-Sponsored, June 2017. This toolkit was created to promote learning about officer safety and encourage the leveraging of resources to augment state, local, and tribal efforts to promote officer safety.

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Death Benefits Program: Required Documents - Filing a PSOB Death Claim, Bureau of Justice Assistance. This document provides a general list of the documents needed when filing for death benefits under the PSOB Program.

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Disability Benefits Program: Required Documents - Filing a PSOB Disability Claim, Bureau of Justice Assistance. This document provides a general list of the documents needed when filing for disability benefits under the PSOB Program.

The Utah Model: A Path Forward for Investigating and Building Resilience to Cyber Crime, BJA-Sponsored, May 2017. This document highlights promising practices of the Utah State Model in support of efforts to coordinate resources and work to attack cyber crime.

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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