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2022-2023 Colorado Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $4,564,438)

Project Description


Goals for Colorado’s Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) grant funded activities are:

A. Colorado’s SCIP funded activities will increase professional petitioner use and understanding of the appropriate use of ERPOs across Colorado from 60 per year to 240 per year (+400%), by September 30, 2026;

B. Colorado’s SCIP funded activities will mitigate gun violence in the most impacted communities in Colorado by increasing the capacity of at least 40 community-based organizations, specialized court programs, and law enforcement agencies to implement community violence intervention, crisis intervention, behavioral health deflection, treatment services, and gun safety programs or initiatives, by September 30, 2026; and

C. Colorado’s SCIP funded activities will decrease intentional and negligent gun violence injuries and fatalities in Colorado from 2,109 to 1,687 annually (-20%), by September 30, 2026.

Colorado will use most of the sixty percent "state share" of its SCIP award, for noncompetitive subawards to the Office of the Attorney General for two ERPO projects: 1) Law Enforcement ERPO Training & Curriculum, and 2) Preventing Gun Deaths Through ERPO Expansion & Education; and to the Office of Gun Violence Prevention for crisis intervention, awareness, education, and training, and to increase access to and utilization of mental health services and ERPOs: SERVE (Strengthening Education, Response, and Violence-prevention Efforts). Colorado will use remaining “state share” funds to contract with a research partner to meet evaluation, data collection, and cooperation requirements of SCIP.

Colorado will issue an Announcement of Available Funds for a fair and impartial competitive subaward funding opportunity for the 40 percent “pass-through” funds that will open to units of local government in January 2024. Direct local pass-through funds and less-than-$10,000 pass-through funds will be combined into one subaward funding opportunity. The Board will ensure the less-than-$10,000 pass-through funds are subawarded to state courts that provide criminal justice and civil justice services as the “less-than-$10,000 jurisdictions” to implement state crisis intervention court proceedings and related programs or initiatives.

Colorado’s Board will review SCIP subaward applications in spring 2024 and make subaward recommendations through a Funding Conference scheduled for May 2024. Board subaward recommendations will be submitted to BJA for authorization before obligating funds. Colorado will ensure subawards are limited to 10 percent for direct administrative costs and will use no more than 10 percent of the award for administration and oversight of its SCIP award.

Based on Colorado’s review of its ERPO statute and court procedural rules, the State’s ERPO program meets and exceeds the requirements of 34 USC §10152 (A)(1)(I)(IV). Colorado will require subrecipients to cooperate with BJA and its training and technical assistance provider to ensure SCIP funded projects protect constitutional rights of those subject to crisis intervention programs, including compliance with Colorado’s ERPO laws, policies, and procedures.

Date Created: February 13, 2023