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Learn about the Bureau of Justice Assistance

Across the United States, there are 500 specialized courts designed to address the needs of military veterans. Hear from Judge Robert Russell as he explains how he founded the first one.

BJA's Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program is proud to support Recovery Month (September).

BJA and agencies around the U.S. are establishing and expanding on safety and wellness programming to address the physical and mental health issues that impact our officers.

Featured Resources

The Guidelines were developed to help policymakers, practitioners, and others make better decisions that support people’s success following a conviction.

Participate in upcoming webinars from the Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Strategies series.

Program Highlights

Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab

The Knowledge Lab is designed to assist law enforcement agencies, communities, and researchers in promoting public safety through constitutional policing and stronger community relationships.

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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.

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP)

COSSAP provides financial and technical assistance to develop, implement, or expand efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants and other drugs of abuse.

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Responding to COVID-19
  • The COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for the Law Enforcement Community includes resources and strategies agencies can use internally and when communicating to the public about the importance of vaccinations.
  • Approximately $850 million was available through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program. View CESF award details.
  • Criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 through a variety of scams. Stay informed about common fraud schemes.
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Find Funding and Awards

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Access Resources

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Learn about Programs

Learn about Programs

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

Participate in Events

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