This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $499,782)
This program is funded under both the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Byrne Competitive Program helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. The JAG Program (42 U.S.C. 3750 et seq.) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. This national initiative will improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, including correctional services . The JAG Program authorization also provides that the Attorney General may reserve not more than 5 percent, to be granted to 1 or more states or units of local government for 1 or more of the purposes specified in section 3751 of this title, pursuant to his determination that the same is necessary (1) to combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime. (42 U.S.C. 3756).
The National Center for State Courts Court Consulting Services will use this $499,782 grant for its Family Services for National Information Exchange Model Program Implementation Initiative. The BJA National Justice Information Sharing competitive grant funds will be used to support Category 4: Criminal Justice and Social/Family Services Program NEIM Implemenation. The goal of this program is to enable the adult justice system and juvenile justice system to collaborate to improve social and family services to citizens.
The National Center For State Courts will support the operation of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Children, Youth, and Family Services (CYFS) domain; identify and provide exchange requirements of courts, juvenile justice, and youth-oriented service partners; and identify and provide technical assistance to domain stakeholders to enable NIEM implementation. The project goals, objectives, strategies, and deliverables will increase information sharing by effectively operating the NIEM CYFS Domain, providing national reference models, and supporting implementation through training and technical assistance.