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 2013, $259,915)
The Visiting Fellows Program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Harold Rodgers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state, local and tribal jurisdiction. The program provides leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development. This program furthers the Department's mission by developing strategies, tools, and policies in collaboration with BJA staff for the benefit of the field.
Through the National Center for State Courts, a visiting fellow will collaborate with BJA staff practitioners and researchers to build capacity to address gaps in priority and emerging issues in the criminal justice field. CA/NCF
The Bureau of Justice Assistance, is continuing the fellowship of Tara Kunkel employee of the National Center for State Courts. Ms Kunkel is assisting with the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) so that the original goals of the fellowship as well as additional priority objectives can be completed. Her fellowship has two goals: (1) to support local and state collaborative efforts between public health and criminal justice professionals to use PDMP and other data to inform prevention, treatment, and enforcement efforts, and (2) to provide outreach, training and technical assistance to local and state agencies to promote the expansion of the use of state prescription drug monitoring programs and other data to inform prescription drug abuse prevention and treatment efforts.