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BJA FY 15 Smart Defense Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance

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This competitive grant announcement specifically requests applications for one national training and technical assistance (TTA) provider to support and build capacity in the field and among those jurisdictions selected to be Smart Defense sites. The purpose of Smart Defense is to improve the quality of public defense delivery systems guided by the Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System, promulgated by the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2002. BJA's "Smart" grants supports criminal justice professionals in building evidence-based, data-driven criminal justice strategies that are effective, efficient, and economical. BJA's smart programs represent a strategic approach that brings more "science" into criminal justice operations by leveraging innovative applications of analysis, technology, and evidence-based practices.


Number of Awards: 1
Total Amount Awarded: $492,208

Date Created: February 23, 2015