Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $5,459,025)
The Byrne State Crisis Intervention Grant Program in Missouri will further the U.S. Department of Justice’s mission in assisting state and local efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence, with a particular focus on gun violence and the programs and initiatives that target the risk factors that are likely to lead to this kind of violence. The Byrne SCIP will provide funding for the creation and/or implementation of state crisis intervention court proceedings, and related gun violence reduction and programs/initiatives. The Missouri Department of Public Safety would ensure this goal is met by awarding funds to eligible courts (state, county, and local), institutes of higher learning, law enforcement, supervision agencies, prosecutors, public defenders, behavioral health, emergency communications, etc.
As identified by Missouri’s Crisis Intervention Advisory Board, this Byrne SCIP funding will focus on the following priority areas; specialized court-based programs, behavioral threat assessment programs, crisis intervention and violent crime prevention and reduction, and associated training/travel related costs.