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Targeting Violent Crime Initiative/Intelligence-Led Policing Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $600,000)

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 Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will implement the Targeting Violent Crime Initiative (TVCI)/Intelligence-Led Policing Training and Technical Assistance Program under category 2: enhancing local law enforcement. They will provide training and technical assistance to BJA's Targeting TVCI grant award recipients. BJA awarded TVCI grants to 106 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies across the nation in an effort to support intelligence-led, data-driven, multi-jurisdictional responses to violent crime and gang activity. IIR will deliver specialized task force operations and intelligence-led policing training; produce a publication that identifies and highlights success stories and lessons learned; identify and deliver specialized technical assistance to TVCI grant recipients; and develop and maintain an online resource center that will include information on how to implement effective multi-jurisdictional efforts and strategies and manage complex investigations.


Date Created: September 23, 2008