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Leadership and Service to Achieve Safer Communities

Learn about the Bureau of Justice Assistance

Focus on Restorative Justice

Restorative justice repairs harm by creating an opportunity for community and individual engagement, recognizing that causing harm gives rise to obligations to make amends. Learn more in the latest issue of Justice Matters.

Join the BJA Team

BJA is currently seeking candidates for a Budget Analyst position within the Policy Office. View the qualifications and apply for consideration by December 11, 2023.

Jails and Justice Support Center (JJSC)

BJA Director Moore was joined by other officials, sheriffs, jail leaders, association partners, and advocates to launch the JJSC, which assists jails in creating safe, humane, and effective environments for incarcerated individuals, staff, and visitors.

Resource Highlights

Community Violence Intervention: The Chicago Story

Listen to Ernie Cato and Eddie Bocanegra in the latest Justice Today podcast episode as they discuss their pioneering work in the field of Community Violence Intervention.

Recruitment and Retention for the Modern Law Enforcement Agency

This BJA and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services report offers recommendations for law enforcement agencies facing recruitment and retention challenges.

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.

Funding Resources

Watch this short video to learn about the different steps associated with submitting an application for BJA funding.

BJA is looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds and regions who have knowledge, expertise, and/or lived experience across a wide range of justice-related and community safety areas.

Stay Informed

Connect with us through social media and email to stay informed about funding opportunities, events and speaking engagements, initiative announcements, resource releases, and more.

Responding to COVID-19
  • 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.
Find Funding and Awards

Find Funding and Awards

Discover 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.