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Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $499,900)

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.

American University will continue to carry out the mission of the Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project (CCTAP). They will provide BJA-sponsored on-site and office-based technical assistance, delivered by senior practitioner consultants and project staff, to criminal courts and related agencies at the state and local levels of government. American University will continue to respond immediately to exigent needs of courts and related agencies; and will give special emphasis in responding to requests for on-site services in non-exigent situations to priority subject areas identified by the project in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Assistance.


Date Created: August 22, 2007