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SAKI Sites & Jurisdictions

Through SAKI, BJA has formed a partnership with the New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) to leverage mutual resources and expand the number of sites receiving TTA and resources to address untested SAKs.

BJA Commemorates Officer Edward R. Byrne

 

As we mark the 30th anniversary of the line-of-duty death of Officer Edward R. Byrne, the Bureau of Justice Assistance wants all justice professionals to know the story and sacrifice of Officer Byrne, for whom a federal grant program is named. BJA pays tribute to Officer Byrne and all of our nation’s law enforcement. Learn about Officer Byrne.

 

Are there tax consequences associated with receipt of JRJ benefits?

The Bureau of Justice Assistance does not provide legal advice on possible tax obligations resulting from receipt of JRJ benefits. The following is provided for informational purposes only. Beneficiaries of JRJ Student Loan Repayment Program benefits remain personally responsible for, and should consult with their tax advisors for advice on, any tax obligations resulting from benefits paid on their behalf. As a courtesy to JRJ beneficiaries and state administering agencies, BJA requested information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that may be helpful to beneficiaries and JRJ state administering agencies (SAAs) in determining tax consequences of JRJ benefits. The IRS provided a response to that request and a copy of both the inquiry and response are available on the JRJ Program page on the BJA website. As of 4/3/2018

BJA FY 17 National Initiatives: Officer Safety and Wellness (VALOR)

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In 2010, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) VALOR Officer Safety Initiative was created in response to the startling increase in felonious assaults that have taken the lives of many law enforcement officers. VALOR provides all levels of law enforcement with tools to help prevent violence against law enforcement officers and enhance officer resilience, wellness, and survivability.

National Initiatives: Officer Safety and Wellness

Closing Date
In 2010, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) VALOR Officer Safety Initiative was created in response to the startling increase in felonious assaults that have taken the lives of many law enforcement officers. VALOR provides all levels of law enforcement with tools to help prevent violence against law enforcement officers and enhance officer resilience, wellness, and survivability. VALOR is a comprehensive effort that includes classroom and Web-based training, research, and resources for sworn state, local and tribal law enforcement officers.

What resources are available to support the success of my grant?

As the designated technical assistance provider for the SCA program, NRRC staff work with a network of partners dedicated to the success of your project, including: 1. The federal agency that awarded your grant. Each grantee has a dedicated grant program manager at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Your grant manager—a BJA state policy advisor—is identified in your grant award documentation. Your BJA grant manager is available to help you navigate the grant management process, including award acceptance, budget approval, and grant management requirements, and can also help answer questions such as: o How do I make changes to the scope of my project? o How do I make changes to the budget submitted with our application?o How do I access the Justice Department’s grant management system? 2. The federal training and technical support team that manages the Performance Measurement Tool system. You will soon hear from the BJA PMT Helpdesk who manages the training and technical aspects of BJA’s Performance Measurement Tool (PMT). As a BJA grantee, you will be required to provide performance data and other updates on your progress regularly throughout your grant. More information about the PMT, including sample performance measures for your grant program, is available at https://bjapmt.ojp.gov. A representative from the BJA PMT Helpdesk, available at [email protected] or 1-888-252-6867, can also answer questions such as: o What kind of data will I be required to provide?o How do I access the PMT system?o Who do I contact if I’m having trouble entering my data?