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List of Programs


The Bureau of Justice Assistance supports programs and initiatives in various areas, including corrections, courts, drugs and substance use, forensic sciences, law enforcement, mental health, and tribal justice. View a list below or use the Search Filters feature to conduct a keyword search of programs.

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Adult Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

This program supports state, local, and tribal efforts to plan, implement, and enhance the operations of adult treatment courts, which are specialized dockets and coordinated approaches that address the needs of nonviolent justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders.

BJA Tribal Consultation

The purpose of the BJA Tribal Consultation with Tribal Leaders and Authorized Tribal Designees is to identify criminal justice policy issues and tribal priorities that support tribal justice strategies in order to achieve safer communities.

Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program

This program is a strategic approach to crime reduction that leverages community knowledge and expertise by focusing law enforcement efforts on neighborhoods where crime is concentrated or crime "hotspots".

Byrne Discretionary Grant Program

This program supports projects designated for funding to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and assist victims of crime (other than compensation).

Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP)

Byrne SCIP provides funding for the creation and/or implementation of state crisis intervention court proceedings, extreme risk protection order programs, and related gun violence reduction programs/initiatives.

Capital Case Litigation Initiative (CCLI)

CCLI provides high-quality training on death penalty issues to improve legal representation provided to indigent defendants charged with having committed capital crimes and to enhance the ability of prosecutors to effectively represent the public in state capital cases.

Community Courts Program

This program supports state, local, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to establish and enhance community courts, which are neighborhood-focused court programs that combine the power of the community and the justice system to address local problems.

Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Initiative

Administered by BJA in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the CGIC Initiative encourages local jurisdictions to work with their local ATF crime gun intelligence centers to collectively leverage their intelligence, technology, and community engagement.

Death in Custody Reporting Act (DCRA) Data Collection

The Death in Custody Reporting Act requires states to report information regarding the death of any person who is either detained, under arrest, in the process of being arrested, en route to be incarcerated, or incarcerated.

Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment (DPFD) Clearinghouse

The DPFD Clearinghouse is the single point of contact for contractors or subcontractors of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to promptly confirm whether potential employees have been convicted of fraud or any other felony arising out of a contract with DoD.

Denial of Federal Benefits (DFB) Program

The DFB Program provides state and federal courts—as part of the sentencing process—with the ability to deny all or selected federal benefits to individuals who are convicted of drug trafficking or drug possession.

DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program

With this program, BJA assists states and units of local government with existing crime laboratories to increase the capacity of public forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to process more DNA samples for the FBI's Combined DNA Index System.

Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance (EFLEA) Program

This program assists state and/or local government units in responding to extraordinary law enforcement emergencies by authorizing the U.S. Attorney General to grant funding to help alleviate the costs incurred by law enforcement agencies in responding to emergency law enforcement challenges.

Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Prosecution Program

This program supports efforts by state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, working with their partners, in the investigation and prosecution of unsolved cold case homicides suspected of having been racially motivated.