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Programs & Initiatives

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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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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.

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 Officer Safety Initiatives

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.

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.

Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence

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.