This “Fact Sheet” of the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) summarizes BJA programs that offer resources in fiscal year (FY) 2022 that can assist community-based organizations in providing services in cooperation with criminal justice agencies.
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. The BJA programs summarized in this Fact Sheet are relevant to this mission. The BJA programs summarized are as follows: 1) BJA Visiting Fellows Program, which invests in future and current leaders in the criminal justice field to advance priority national policies and offer cross-developmental opportunities for Department of Justice staff and criminal justice practitioners and researchers; 2) Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, which supports innovative cross-system collaboration to improve responses to and outcomes for justice-involved individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders; 3) Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative, which is designed to prevent and reduce violent crime in communities by supporting comprehensive, evidence-based violence intervention and prevention programs; 4) Project Safe Neighborhoods, which creates and fosters safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime; and 5) Second Chance Act Community-based Reentry Program, which provides funding and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations and American Indian tribes to partner with correctional agencies in providing transitional services for justice-involved individuals reentering communities.
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