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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 abuse, forensic sciences, law enforcement, mental health, and tribal justice. View a listing below or use the Search Filters feature to conduct a keyword search of programs.

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Innovative Prosecution Solutions

BJA developed and currently administers Innovative Prosecution Solutions (IPS) as part of BJA's "Smart Suite" of crime fighting programs. The IPS model builds off lessons learned from BJA's former crime-fighting programs and is intended to assist prosecutors.

Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP)

This program is designed to build the capacity of state and local criminal justice systems to address criminal intellectual property enforcement through increased prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance availability.

John R. Justice (JRJ) Program

The JRJ Program provides loan repayment assistance for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP)

The purpose of JMHCP is to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems to increase access to treatment for this unique group of offenders.

Justice Counts

Justice Counts is designed to help policymakers and criminal justice practitioners make better decisions using data.

Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)

JRI is a data-driven process to improve public safety by helping jurisdictions make more effective and efficient use of criminal justice resources to address the complex factors that drive crime and recidivism.

Law Enforcement Cyber Center

Coordinated by BJA, 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.

Law Enforcement Planning for Major Events

When law enforcement executives are tasked with managing a large-scale event, they can maximize their efforts by learning from other agencies and adopting proven practices. Too often, past lessons learned are not documented in a clear and concise manner. BJA is working to provide the field with resources and tools to address this information gap.

Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration Initiative

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

Mass Violence Advisory Initiative

The Mass Violence Advisory Initiative equips law enforcement leaders and their communities with expert assistance, guidance, and rapid response resources in the event of targeted acts of mass violence.

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program

This program supports state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies in their outreach to and education for the public about hate crimes; supports victims, agency staff, and partners who have been impacted by these crimes; and provides support to reimburse extraordinary expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes.

Mental Health Courts Program

This program funds projects that seek to mobilize communities to implement innovative, collaborative efforts that bring systemwide improvements to the way the needs of adult offenders with mental disabilities or illnesses are addressed.

National Ashanti Alert Network

Ashanti Alerts provide for rapid dissemination of information about adults who have been reported missing along with suspect information in cases of suspected abduction.

National Center on Restorative Justice

The National Center on Restorative Justice (the Center) has two purposes: (1) educate and train the next generation of juvenile and criminal justice leaders and (2) support research focusing on how best to provide direct services to address social inequities such as simultaneous access to substance abuse treatment and higher education.

National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)

NMVTIS is designed to prevent various types of automobile theft and fraud by providing an electronic means for verifying and exchanging title, brand, theft, and other data among state motor vehicle titling agencies, law enforcement officials, consumers, and other authorized users of the system.

National Public Safety Partnership

Coordinated by BJA, the U.S. Department of Justice's National Public Safety Partnership was launched to help communities suffering from serious violent crime problems to build up their capacity to fight crime.

Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program

Created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998, the Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program, administered by BJA, is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement.

Performance Measures

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is required to set clear program goals and collect performance measures data to demonstrate achievement of those goals.