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Programs That Support Violent Crime Reduction

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Date Published
May 2024
6 pages
Publication Series

This document describes 27 programs that support Bureau of Justice Assistance efforts to reduce violent crime through funding of law enforcement- and community-based violence intervention programs.


This Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) information sheet provides a brief description, with links, about a variety of programs geared toward reducing violent crime, supporting law enforcement efforts, and promoting community trust. Programs include: the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program; Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative (CVIPI); Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN); National Public Safety Partnership (PSP); STOP School Violence Program; Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative; National Training and Technical Assistance Center (BJA NTTAC); Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative; the National Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab; Smart Policing Initiative; Community-based Approaches to Prevent and Address Hate Crimes Program; Encouraging Innovation – Field Initiated Program; Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program; Byrne State Crisis Intervention Formula Program (Byrne SCIP); Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Program; Crime Analyst in Residence (CAR) Program; National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative; DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction; Postconviction Testing of DNA; Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA Program; Mass Violence Advisory Initiative; the Center for Task Force Training™ (CenTF) Program; and the Prosecutor Research Collaborative; among others.

Date Published: May 1, 2024