This “Fact Sheet” presented by the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) summarizes BJA programs whose features particularly benefit and assist America’s courts.
BJA’s mandated mission is to help America’s state, local, and tribal jurisdictions reduce and prevent crime, lower recidivism, and promote a fair and safe criminal justice system. BJA provides a wide range of resources that include grants and funding, training, and technical assistance to law enforcement, courts, and corrections agencies, treatment providers, reentry practitioners, justice information-sharing professionals, and community-based partners. The current Fact Sheet focuses on BJA resources programs of particular relevance to courts. The program titles are 1) Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program; 2) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program; 3) Community Courts Initiative; 4) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, Purpose Area 3: Tribal Justice Systems Program; 5) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, Purpose Area 4: Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program; 6) Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program; 7) Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Prosecution Program; 8) Justice Counts Implementation Program; 9) Justice for All: Effective Administration of Criminal Justice Training and Technical Assistance Program; 10) Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program; 11) National Initiatives in Justice and Mental Health: Training and Technical Assistance for Grantees and the Field; 12) Justice Reinvestment Initiative Assessment and Coordination; 13) National Training and Technical Assistance: Capital Case Litigation Initiative; 14) Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Program; 15) Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program; 16) Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program; 17) Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA Program; and 18) Veterans Treatment Court Risk and Need Enhancement Initiative.