Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $982,420)
The Police-Prosecution Partnership Initiative (PPPI) seeks to establish new and/or expand existing partnerships between police and prosecutors to implement evidence-based and innovative strategies that combat precipitous increases in crime, while supporting research partnerships to assess the effectiveness of these efforts. Through its programmatic efforts under the Smart Policing and Smart Prosecution Initiatives, BJA provides resources, training and technical assistance to police and prosecution agencies to improve their capacity to identify crime problems and develop solutions that foster reliance on, and effective use of, evidence-based practices, data, and technology. A key element of success in these initiatives is the agencies willingness to use a variety of data resources to inform their approaches, and to form partnerships with researchers to determine what works in terms of police and prosecutor efforts to improve their response to crime in their communities and to reduce violence.
The grantee will use funds to achieve the goals, objectives, and activities of the Police-Prosecution Partnership Initiative Program. CA/NCF