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.
BJA’s "Innovations Suite" of programs re-examines every aspect of the criminal justice system to identify what is working in the field to reduce crime and recidivism and make our communities safer.
BJA developed and currently administers Innovative Prosecution Solutions (IPS) as part of BJA's "Innovations 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.
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.
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.
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.
This program works collaboratively with key stakeholders and national partner organizations to identify critical issues and problems, and provide resources in response to emerging challenges in criminal justice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ashanti Alerts provide for rapid dissemination of information about adults who have been reported missing along with suspect information in cases of suspected abduction.
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.
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.
BJA's National Officer Safety Initiatives (NOSI) currently address law enforcement safety in three key areas: law enforcement suicide, traffic safety, and a national public awareness and education campaign.
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.
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.
The Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program awards grants to states and units of local government to help improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services.
Through this program, BJA provides funding to help defray the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing for violent felony offenses in which actual innocence might be demonstrated.
PIECP places inmates in realistic work environments, pays them prevailing wages, and gives them a chance to develop marketable skills that will increase their potential for rehabilitation and meaningful employment on release.
This program provides funding to state and local governments and federally recognized tribes for demonstration projects within confinement settings including, adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities; community corrections facilities; law enforcement lockups and other temporary holding facilities, and tribal detention facilities.