The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) helps America’s state, local, and tribal jurisdictions reduce and prevent crime, lower recidivism, and promote a fair and safe criminal justice system. BJA provides a wide range of resources through programs and services, including training and technical assistance, to address chronic and emerging criminal justice challenges nationwide. Following are a sampling of available BJA resources that are specifically related to hate crime matters.
JAG Funding to Combat Hate Crimes
See the letter to State Administering Agency Directors regarding how Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funding can be used to combat hate crime.
A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Hate Crimes | Justice Matters Feature Story
Mentoring Future Hate Crimes Investigators | Success Spotlight
Following are some of the BJA programs that focus on investigating and prosecuting hate crime offenses:
- Community-based Approaches to Prevent and Address Hate Crimes Program
- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
- Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Prosecution Program
- Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program
- Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Program
This page is updated regularly as new resources are released.