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National Police Weekend 2021

During National Police Weekend (October 13-17, 2021), hear from Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Acting Director Kristen Mahoney, access social media posts and graphics to help share information, and learn about BJA resources available to support officers and their families.

Message from the Acting Director

During this video, Bureau of Justice Assistance Acting Director Kristen Mahoney expresses her gratitude to the nation's members of law enforcement, their fallen partners, as well as their families.

Law Enforcement Toolkit Available

Developed as part of the VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative, the new COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for the Law Enforcement Community includes resources and strategies that law enforcement agencies can use internally and when communicating to the public about the importance of vaccinations.

Mass Violence Advisory Initiative (MVAI)

A collaboration between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, MVAI equips law enforcement leaders and their communities with expert assistance, guidance, and rapid response resources in the event of targeted acts of mass violence.

Register for Taking the Call

The Taking the Call virtual conference, which will be held October 20-21, 2021, will explore the opportunities and challenges of community responder models and whether or how the approach may improve community health, lessen the burden on law enforcement, and reduce unnecessary justice system contact.

Safety and Justice Deserve Better Data

As part of BJA's Justice Counts initiative, researchers conducted a 50-state scan of publicly available, aggregate-level data. The new scan of what jails, prisons, and supervision agencies report publicly shows how much—and how little—state policymakers have to work with.

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Law Enforcement Officer Safety and Wellness

BJA recognizes the important and often-times dangerous work that our nation's law enforcement officers do on a daily basis.

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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

The leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, JAG provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding to support a range of program areas.

Responding to COVID-19


  • Approximately $850 million was available through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program. View CESF award details.
  • Access the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) site for announcements and updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 on OJP grantees.
  • Criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 through a variety of scams. Stay informed about common fraud schemes.
Find Funding and Awards

Find Funding and Awards

Discover available funding opportunities, access awards, learn about funding webinars, and more.
Access Resources

Access Resources

Find publications and multimedia resources produced or sponsored by BJA.
Learn about Programs

Learn about Programs

Learn about the different programs that BJA supports.
Participate in Events

Participate in Events

Learn about upcoming conferences, trainings, and webinars.