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Programs & Initiatives


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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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

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.

State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program

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.

State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)

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.

Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI)

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.

Tribal Justice Systems Infrastructure Program (TJSIP)

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.