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Center for Court Innovation: Technical Assistance Problem-Solving Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $700,000)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The Fund for the City of New York /Center for Court Innovation ('The Center') will conduct technical assistance to promote the implementation of problem-solving, community-based practices nationwide. They will ensure that problem-solving practices are disseminated and utilized nationwide, in the following ways: (1) identifying and collaborating with up to five 'mentor' sites nationwide; (2) creating the 'National Network for Problem-Solving Justice;' (3) creating new publications and website materials; and, (4) responding to requests for information and assistance.


Date Created: August 23, 2007