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FY 18 Field Inittiated - CAT 2

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $475,000)

The FY 2018 Supporting Innovation: Field-Initiated (FI) Program to Improve Officer and Public Safety supports addressing critical and emerging public safety issues identified by law enforcement, prosecutors, and other criminal justice practitioners working in the field and is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Suite of programs, which is focused on reducing violent crime. Projects funded under this program will coordinate proactively with the PSN team in the respective district of the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) to enhance collaboration and strengthen the commitment to reducing violent crime.

The FI Program will further support the development of solutions that will improve officer and public safety and save lives in one or more of the following focus areas: initiatives that address precipitous increases in crime (including combatting, addressing, or otherwise responding to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime or in a type of crime at the state, local, or tribal level, especially violent crime, with strategies that enhance capacity to track, identify, and quickly respond to these crime issues); strategies that address the needs created by violent crime related to tribes and tribal members; and projects that support innovative cooperative efforts between federal, state and local law enforcement to identify and prevent violent crime committed by criminal aliens.

This project funded under Category 2 will support developing targeted national or regional strategies that advance innovative approaches with the potential to address a critical need or gap in the field. This project will document how such strategies may be used to benefit the field by offering assessments, tools, products, or research or evaluation results that will facilitate implementation or replication by other criminal justice practitioners and policymakers on a national scale through tools and materials such as assessments, program manuals, program assessments/ evaluations, research reports, articles, training curricula, policy-relevant documents, guidebooks, and toolkits.


Date Created: October 1, 2018