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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) supports programs and initiatives in various areas, including law enforcement, justice information sharing, offender management, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building. View a listing of programs below or use the Search Filters feature to conduct a keyword search of programs.

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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.

Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program

The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program is part of BJA's Innovations Suite of Programs. These programs invest in the development of practitioner-researcher partnerships that use data, evidence, and innovation to create strategies and interventions that are effective and economical.

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.

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.

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

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.

Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations Program

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.

Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs

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.

Enhancing Campus Safety and Security

BJA has worked with partners in the field to develop a variety of resources that address the diverse make-up of campus law enforcement departments that will assist them in addressing all forms of campus public safety concerns.

Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative

The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) serves as a Federal Advisory Committee and advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing and integration initiatives. Global was created to support the broad scale exchange of pertinent justice and public safety information.