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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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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

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.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)

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.

Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA Technology

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.

Public Benefit Conveyance Program

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).

Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV)

The highest national award for valor by a public safety officer, MOV is awarded annually by the President to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.

Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Programs

PSOB Programs provide 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.

Sentinel Events Initiative

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.