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.
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.
PSN is designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime, including, but not limited to, addressing criminal gangs and the felonious possession and use of firearms.
The Prosecuting Cold Cases using DNA Technology program provides funds to: (1) prosecute violent crime cold cases and (2) decrease the number of violent crime cold cases awaiting prosecution.
The Sixth Amendment Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program provides TTA to ensure that states and local government are provided with the capacity and tools necessary to meet the obligations established by the Sixth Amendment.
BJA's role in this program is to make recommendations as to whether (1) the use proposed by the state or unit of local government meets the requirements of the statute; and (2) the environmental impact of the proposed transfer has been properly assessed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The PSOB Program provides death and education benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders, and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
The RSAT Program assists states and units of local government in developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities.
This joint project of BJA and the National Institute of Justice seeks to empower local jurisdictions to take an all-stakeholder, non-blaming, forward-looking approach to learning from errors, with the goal of mitigating future risk.
This program provides funding for agencies to gain insight into the scope of unanalyzed sexual assault kits (SAKs) and for managing the status of the workflow of the SAKs.
SAKI provides funding through a competitive grant program to support the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions' approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in sexual assault kits (SAKs) that have never been submitted to a crime laboratory.
The SLATT Program provides instruction that focuses on the prevention of terrorism within the U.S. and provides the tools necessary for state, local, and tribal law enforcement to understand, detect, deter, and investigate acts of terrorism and violent criminal extremists in the U.S.
SCAAP provides federal payments to states and localities that incurred correctional officer salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens with at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions for violations of state or local law, and incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during the reporting period.
This program was created to assist states in building, implementing, and improving victim notification capacity.
The SPI initiative is a collaborative effort among BJA, national training and technical assistance partners, state/local law enforcement agencies, and researchers, designed to assist agencies with identifying innovative and evidence-based solutions to effectively and efficiently tackle chronic crime problems.
The Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program is designed to increase the supply of forensic pathologists and support the enhancement of medicolegal death investigations services nationwide.
Through this program, BJA and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services offer grants to improve security within our Nation's schools and on school grounds through evidence-based programs.
The TCCLA goals are to enhance the operations of tribal justice systems and improve access to those systems; and provide training and technical assistance for development and enhancement of tribal justice systems.
TJSIP assists tribes in developing effective strategies to cost effectively renovate, expand, or replace existing facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction.
This program is committed to protecting the integrity of the criminal justice system and the consistent application of due process for all.
VALOR Initiative: Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability
VALOR is designed to prevent violence against law enforcement officers and ensure officer resilience and survivability following violent encounters during the course of their duties.