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Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Training and Technical Assistance

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,094,864)

The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provider will provide national training and technical assistance to jurisdictions that will implement or enhance place-based, community-oriented efforts to prevent and reduce crime and improve the quality of life of residents in the community. BCJI is part of the Administration's larger Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) that supports local and tribal communities in developing place-based strategies by seeking to align federal housing, education, justice, and health programs with the overarching goal of transforming neighborhoods of concentrated poverty into neighborhoods of opportunity. The U.S. Department of Justice will model the breakdown of funding silos by coordinating federal efforts and encouraging grantees to coordinate their local efforts with programs and services provided by other federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Treasury. BCJI TTA activities will be coordinated with federal interagency work and TTA activities.

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will utilize this grant to provide proactive, comprehensive, user-friendly training and technical assistance to local and tribal BCJI grant recipients to help them plan, implement and enhance place-based, community-oriented strategies to address neighborhood-level crime issues as a component of, or a foundation to, broader neighborhood revitalization or redevelopment. LISC will also provide limited assistance to a group of unsuccessful BCJI applicants to assist them in building capacity to leverage future resources and develop broadly available resources for the field to share the knowledge leveraged from BCJI. In doing so, LISC seeks to advance DOJ's contributions to the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, modeling the breakdown of funding, TTA, and program silos to help transform distressed neighborhoods into communities of opportunity.


Date Created: September 24, 2012