Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $4,450,000)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) provides an innovative framework to enhance federal support of state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution authorities in enhancing public safety. PSP serves as a Department of Justice (DOJ)-wide program that enables participating sites to consult with and receive coordinated training and technical assistance (TTA) to support violence reduction strategies. CNA has served as a TTA provider with the PSP program since its inception in 2014. CNA applies to continue as TTA Provider for Category 1: Public Safety Partnership National Training and Technical Assistance/Local Law Enforcement Strategy.
CNA will continue to provide resources and improve local capacities in the eight PSP focus areas of federal partnerships, crime analysis, technology, gun violence, criminal justice collaboration, community engagement, investigations, and constitutional policing. Our comprehensive TTA approach focuses on supporting PSP sites with law enforcement executives and subject matter experts (SMEs) assessing local and federal capacities, providing TTA to improve understanding and application of evidence-based best practices, developing a violent crime strategic plan, and creating sustainable violence reduction strategies. Core to our PSP TTA team are Strategic Site Liaisons (SSLs) who will work with their assigned sites advising, facilitating, and brokering technical assistance resources. Our SSLs are former law enforcement executives with extensive experience and knowledge in violence reduction and with local, state, and federal law enforcement and justice system operations. CNA will also continue to provide analytic and evaluation support to the PSP program, by documenting promising practices and outcomes from PSP sites, conducting a process and impact evaluation of PSP TTA delivery, and assisting BJA with analyzing data for the selection of new PSP sites. We will also provide continued and robust project management support through regular collaboration with BJA, PSP TTA Providers, and federal agency partners, leveraging existing relationships and innovative project management and technology tools.