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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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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 Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment (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.

Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs

This program seeks to prevent and reduce crime and enhance the criminal justice system through innovative approaches that accelerate justice by identifying, defining, and responding to emerging or chronic crime problems and systemic issues using innovative approaches.

Improving Adult and Youth Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program

This program supports state, local, and tribal governments, as well as community-based nonprofit organization efforts to establish or expand cross-system approaches to reduce the risk of crisis and improve reentry and recovery outcomes for people reentering the community from correctional facilities (e.g., jails, prisons, juvenile detention) with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders.

Improving Reentry Education and Employment Outcomes Program

This program provides funding and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations and state, local, and tribal governments to expand education and employment programs that serve individuals during incarceration and throughout their period of reentry into the community.

Innovations in Reentry Initiative

Innovations in Reentry Initiative seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to identify innovative ways to increase the success rates of individuals returning to their communities and reduce the number of crimes committed by those recently returning.

John R. Justice (JRJ) Program

This program provides student loan repayment assistance to state, local, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to extended service in those roles.

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP)

This program supports innovative cross-system collaboration to improve responses to and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who are in the justice system or reentering the community.

Justice Counts

This program envisions a more fair, effective, and efficient criminal justice system by providing policymakers with actionable data to make policy and budgetary decisions.

Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)

This initiative works in partnership with states to analyze complex criminal justice challenges, develop and implement data-driven solutions, and maximize resources to achieve stronger communities and public safety.

Law Enforcement Cyber Center

The Law Enforcement Cyber Center provides local, state, and tribal law enforcement with critical resources to help them learn, investigate, and solve cybercrimes; share cyber threat information; and collaborate with regional and federal authorities.