The Bureau of Justice Assistance supports programs and initiatives in various areas, including corrections, courts, drugs and substance abuse, 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.
This program provides financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to implement or enhance the operations of drug courts.
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.
Law enforcement agencies across the United States and throughout the world are using body-worn cameras as a promising tool to improve evidentiary outcomes, and enhance the safety of, and improve interactions between, officers and the public.
The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program, formerly the Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) program, supports data-driven, comprehensive, and community-oriented strategies to reduce crime in neighborhoods with hot spots of crime.
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.
CRPPE provides information on practitioner-researcher partnerships, performance measures, logic models, program evaluation, and more to devise solutions to improve the quality, quantity, and equity of criminal justice and public safety services.
This initiative seeks to prevent and reduce violent crime in communities by supporting comprehensive, evidence-based violence intervention and prevention programs based on partnerships among community residents, local government agencies, victim service providers, community-based organizations, law enforcement, hospitals, researchers, and other community stakeholders.
The goal of the National Community Courts Program is to help judges, prosecutors and defense counsel, law enforcement, and other innovators around the country reduce drug use, crime, and unnecessary incarceration through various efforts.
Formerly the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), COSSAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants and other drugs of abuse.
The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program provided funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This program 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation's Combined DNA Index System.
The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.
The Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations Program, launched in FY 2020, provides support to state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecutors in their investigation and prosecution of cold case murders associated with civil rights violations.
The Field-Initiated Program serves to support national, regional, state, local and tribal focused projects that develop and implement new strategies that better equip criminal justice systems to prevent and respond to emerging and chronic crime problems plaguing communities throughout the country.
Learn about BJA-supported efforts and initiatives that work to reduce firearm accidents and misuse.
Innovations in Reentry Initiative (IRI) 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.