Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $2,470,247)
On June 25, 2022, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022 into law to reduce gun violence, fund state red flag laws, and enhance the power of extreme risk protection orders (ERPO). As authorized by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022, the U. S. Department of Justice ( US DOJ), released funds to state in the form of the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP). Byrne SCIP funds the creation and/or implementation of extreme risk protection order (ERPO) programs, state crisis intervention court proceedings, and related gun violence reduction programs/initiatives.
All the criminal justice formula grant programs emanating from the U. S. Department of Justice, are administered by the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division of the Office of Policy and Management (OPM CJPPD). The Office of Policy and Management, the state administrative agency (SAA) for the Byrne SCIP grant and is well positioned to coordinate the Byrne SCIP grant activities.
In addition to serving as the SAA for the Byrne SCIP grant, OPM CJPPD is statutorily required to develop strategic plans to improve the outcomes and operation of the criminal justice system. OPM CJPPD collaborates with the state criminal justice agencies and local governments in assessing and analyzing existing functions and identifying opportunities for improvements in services to promote greater public safety.