Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $285,000)
The Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated (FI) Program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a) et seq.), the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state, local and tribal jurisdiction. It is designed to prevent and reduce crime and enhance the criminal justice system through collaboration with the field to identify, define, and respond to emerging or chronic crime problems and systemic issues. The FI Program furthers the Department's mission by trying new approaches, addressing gaps in responses, building or translating research knowledge, or building capacity to address the issues that bring fresh perspectives and ideas to enhance practices and prevent crime in the field.
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) will support the National Prosecutors Leadership Initiative. The focus of the project is the prosecutorial discipline (Courts and Law Enforcement). APA proposes to create a prosecutorial leadership training curriculum which will benefit the field by allowing APA, our state prosecutor associations and individual offices to deliver critical training to state, local and tribal prosecutors. APA's goal is to train and equip prosecutors with the requisite skills in leadership to encourage cooperation and ethical behavior. CA/NCF