The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling nearly $444 million to support a wide range of violence reduction efforts, including community-based violence intervention and prevention strategies, youth and school violence prevention programs, and evidence-base police and prosecution practices.
“These investments reflect a commitment that extends across this administration to revitalize our neighborhoods, building bonds of civic trust and ending the cycle of trauma and violence that destroys too many lives and keep far too many Americans from realizing their potential,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon for OJP.
Among the fiscal year 2021 Bureau of Justice Assistance awards announced in the press release are the following:
- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program-Local Solicitation: more than $84.9 million.
- JAG Program-State Solicitation: more than $187 million.
- Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative: more than $4 million.
- Preventing School Violence: BJA’s STOP School Violence Program: $73.7 million.
- Smart Prosecution – Innovative Prosecution Solutions: $7.1 million.
View the press release to see additional BJA awards announced.