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Community Prosecution and Problem-Solving Justice Technical Assistance Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $474,973)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Program: National Initiatives, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' 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 FY 2008, the program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within five major categories: 1) preventing crime and drug abuse; 2) enhancing local law enforcement; 3) enhancing local courts; 4) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 5) facilitating justice information sharing.

The National District Attorneys Association's American Prosecutors Research Institute (NDAA/APRI) will continue the work of its National Center for Community Prosecution (NCCP) in close partnership with the BJA and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI). NCCP will use the grant funds to implement the National Community Prosecution Technical Assistance and Assessment Initiative, under category 2: enhancing local courts. NCCP will promote community prosecution and enhance the effectiveness of community prosecutors across the nation. NCCP will: increase access to information about community prosecution by maintaining a national technical assistance network; provide ongoing assistance through its listserv, newsletters, and technical assistance; enhance the effectiveness of community prosecutors by providing national trainings and on-site technical support; and assess the potential impact of community prosecution by conducting a national survey to determine the number of programs practicing community prosecution and its potential impact on crime.


Date Created: September 28, 2008