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Congressional Badge of Bravery nominations accepted December 15, 2021 to February 15, 2022
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Nominations Now Being Accepted

The nomination period for the 2021 Congressional Badge of Bravery is now open until February 15, 2022.

Each year, the Bureau of Justice Assistance recognizes law enforcement officers for their exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty. Recipients are considered at the federal, state, and local level.

Assistant Attorney General Award Recipients

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce the following BJA personnel were recognized by Amy Solomon, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, during the 2021 Assistant Attorney General Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented to Office of Justice Programs (OJP) staff for outstanding contributions to the mission and goals of OJP.

Jessa Wilcox received the U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General's Employee of the Year Award
Erin Pfeltz received the U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award
Heather Tubman-Carbone received the U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award

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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 comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants and other drugs of abuse.

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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

SAKI supports the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions' approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in sexual assault kits that have never been submitted to a crime laboratory.

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