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Programs & Initiatives

Description

BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building.

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Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs)

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.

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

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.

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP)

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.

Crime Analysis

To increase crime analysis capacity nationally, BJA funds guidance, training, and technical assistance designed to directly support law enforcement agencies.

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.