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.
CRPPE provides information on practitioner-researcher partnerships, performance measures, logic models, program evaluation, and more to devise solutions to improve the quality, quantity, and equity of criminal justice and public safety services.
Formerly the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), COSSAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants and other drugs of abuse.
The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.
The Swift Certain Fair (SCF) Initiative provides grants and assistance to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop, implement, and test an SCF program model.
Innovations in Reentry Initiative (IRI) seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of state, local and tribal jurisdictions to identify innovative ways to increase the success rates of individuals returning to their communities and reduce the number of crimes committed by those recently returning.
The Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI) provides grants and assistance to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop, implement, and test innovative and evidence-based probation and parole practices.
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.
Justice Counts is designed to help policymakers and criminal justice practitioners make better decisions using data.
JRI is a data-driven process to improve public safety by helping jurisdictions make more effective and efficient use of criminal justice resources to address the complex factors that drive crime and recidivism.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
The overall purpose of this program is to provide key funding to tribal justice systems to develop, support, and enhance adult tribal justice systems and prevent violent crime and crime related to opioid, alcohol, and other substance abuse.