Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,634,585)
Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP) funding for FY 2022 and FY 2023 will be utilized to fund state crisis intervention court proceedings and/or related gun violence reduction programs/initiatives that could include specialized court-based programs such as drug, mental health, and veterans treatment courts, including those that specifically accept clients with firearms violations; behavioral health deflection for those that are at risk to themselves or others; and funding for law enforcement agencies to safely secure, store, track, and return relinquished guns or for officers to attend specialized training. Idaho does not have laws related to extreme risk protection orders (ERPO) nor any plans to enact ERPO programs. Consequently, Byrne SCIP funding will not be used for the creation and/or implementation of any ERPO programs. It is anticipated that Idaho Byrne SCIP subgrantees will be from various state agencies, units of local government meeting the local pass-through requirements, and non-profit organizations from around the state who serve communities in both rural towns and urban cities across Idaho.