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Utah Byrne SCIP

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $2,421,967)

As the Utah SAA is awarded BJA FY 2022 - 2023 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program funding, it is our priority as a pass-through entity to subaward out grant dollars for criminal justice related projects. All expenses in the BJA FY 2022 - 2023 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program award outside of administrative costs are used towards subawards as pass-through funding. The State of Utah Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) aims to significantly reduce gun violence and crime throughout the state of Utah through strategic funding of relevant initiatives and programs. Managed by the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, the SCIP funds will be directed by the following goals:

Preventing firearm related injuries and suicide throughout all 29 counties, with heightened priority focused on youth under the age of 18.
Provide training for crisis teams, hospitals, mental health professionals, schools, and first responders to high-risk individuals.
Improve safe storage of firearms, aiming to create a blueprint that can be evaluated, improved, and brought to scale statewide.
Specialized court-based programs such as drug, mental health, and veterans’ treatment courts, including those that specifically accept clients with firearm violations.
Funding for law enforcement agencies to safely secure, store, track, and return relinquished guns.

Date Created: February 13, 2023