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Featured News & Resources

This is the 40th anniversary of the Justice Assistance Act of 1984 that established BJA. As part of the anniversary, BJA invites you to nominate individuals, teams, organizations, and agencies for the Excellence in the Field of Criminal Justice Awards to recognize outstanding innovations and significant contributions to our Nation’s criminal justice system.

Nominations are due by 8:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 21, 2024.

The leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding to support a range of program areas. Learn how JAG funding can be used, discover previous awards made through the program, and find important program resources.

BJA administers the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. Public safety officers (firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency services officers) who serve at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels may be nominated for the Medal of Valor.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

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Funding and other support from BJA is having an impact across the country. Read the following recent stories to learn how recipient agencies and organizations, as well as the communities they serve, are being positively affected:

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