Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $200,000)
The Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program supports the efforts of state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies to adopt innovative justice information sharing solutions through the provision of training and technical assistance services. This program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by Pub. L. No.113-76, , 128 Stat. 5, 62, the Byrne Competitive Program helps communities improve the functioning and capacity of their state and local criminal justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local, state and tribal needs.
The Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) will support meetings of the Criminal Intelligence Commanders Initiative (CICI), in coordination with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The MCCA support includes: organizing and staffing meetings of the CICI; writing substantive reports on criminal intelligence-related topics and policy recommendations proposed by the CICC and the Intelligence Commanders Group; proposing, and adopting guidance and recommendations to be accepted and implemented by the MCCA and intelligence commanders nationwide; developing educational/outreach materials and other resources for the nation's intelligence commanders; and coordinating with national stakeholder organizations. This project will advance BJA's strategic objectives by establishing a policy-level connection between police criminal intelligence operations and the CICC.