Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $345,908)
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. 111-8), 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. 3751 (a)) 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. The JAG Program authorization also states 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 (b)).
The Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs is designed to strengthen the criminal justice system by challenging those in the field to identify and define emerging or chronic systemic issues faced by one or more components of the criminal justice continuum (includes but not limited to law enforcement, corrections, courts, and community collaborations) and to propose innovative solutions to address these issues.
The RAND Corporation will investigate the process of transitioning Bureau of Justice (BJA) demonstration programs from federal funding to stable local funding. They will develop, in cooperation with BJA, a set of strategies to promote program sustainability of BJA-funded projects. The objective is to better understand the characteristics of programs that are likely to survive over time, and develop tools that will enable BJA to assist programs sustain beyond federal funding.
- Justice Center Collaboration Program
- Niagara County PATH-3D (Presenting Alternatives to Treatment and Healing- Deflect, Destigmatize, attend to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - DEI) Team
- Expansion of DNA Databases to Assist with Sexual Assault Investigations and Prosecutions: Collection of Lawfully Owed DNA from Convicted Offenders and Arrestee DNA Collections