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National Terrorism Preparedness Institute

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,500,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI), part of the Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI) at St. Petersburg College, will increase the availability of cost-effective training for criminal justice professionals and emergency responders through the rapid research, development, and delivery of customized anti-terrorism training and professional development materials and scenario models. NTPI's goal is to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system by using multi-faceted, multimedia distance learning. NTPI will provide criminal justice professionals and emergency responders with access to a variety of free training related to present-day obstacles. Training challenges will be overcome by using distance learning and multimedia formats that are proven to be both cost effective for education in general and for criminal justice training.


Date Created: August 26, 2010