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Title: Federal Funding Updates David P. Lewis Bureau of Justice Assistance


1
Federal Funding Updates David P. Lewis
Bureau of Justice Assistance

4th BJA/SEARCH Regional Information Sharing
Conference
Jacksonville, FL June 4-6, 2007
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BJA Background
  • A component of the Office of Justice Programs,
    U.S. Department of Justice, which also includes
  • National Institute of Justice
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
    Prevention
  • Office for Victims of Crime
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • Supports law enforcement, courts, corrections,
    treatment, victim services, technology, and
    prevention initiatives that strengthen the
    nations criminal justice system

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BJA comprised of 3 components
  • Policy
  • Programs
  • Planning
  • These components administer grant programs,
    shape and promote sound justice policy, and plan
    for fiscal and legislative changes affecting over
    7,000 grants.

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BJA provides leadership, services, and funding to
Americas communities by
  • Emphasizing local control
  • Building relationships in the field
  • Developing collaborations and partnerships
  • Promoting capacity building through planning
  • Streamlining the administration of grants
  • Increasing training
  • Technical assistance
  • Creating accountability of projects
  • Encouraging innovation
  • Ultimately communicating the value of justice
    efforts to decision-makers at every level.

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Training and Tecnical Assistance
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Training and Technical Assistance
  • BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance
    provides direct assistance to develop and
    implement comprehensive, system-wide strategies
    for public safety and improving criminal justice
    systems.
  • BJAs TTA supports
  • State
  • Local
  • Tribal jurisdictions

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Supporting state, local, and tribal through
  • Onsite technical assistance
  • Offsite technical assistance (via telephone,
    e-mail, Internet, distance learning, etc.)
  • Peer-to-peer information exchange and mentoring
    (individual, group, or jurisdictionwide)
  • Publication drafting and dissemination
  • Information sharing
  • Conferences, workshop, and training events
    (agenda development, speaker identification, and
    logistical support)
  • Curriculum development
  • GTTAC GJXDM Training and Technical Assistance
    Committee

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Types of TTA
  • Problem assessment
  • Strategic planning and development
  • Program sustainability
  • Cutting-edge practice(s) documentation and
    identification
  • Evidence-based practice(s) identification and
    development
  • Team building and collaboration
  • Community partnership development
  • Staff development
  • Resource identification and management
  • Information management
  • Program evaluation

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http//it.ojp.gov/topic.jsp?topic_id247
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Supporting Information Sharing
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Examples of BJA Information Sharing Projects
  • 28 CFR Part 23
  • Applying Security Practices
  • CAD/RMS Functional Specs and IEPDs
  • Capabilities Assessment Toolkit
  • CISAnet
  • Executive Intelligence Training
  • Federated ID/Privilege Management
  • Fusion Center Guidelines
  • Gang Information Sharing Initiative
  • GJXDM
  • GJXDM Policy Academy
  • GJXDM Tools (SSGT, Listserv, Bugzilla, etc.)
  • GJXDM User's Conference/Implementer's
    Course/Executive Briefing
  • GJXDM User's Guide
  • IEPD Clearinghouse
  • IEPD Guidelines
  • JIEM Tool
  • Justice Reference Architecture
  • Justice Resources CD
  • Justice Standards Clearinghouse (JSC)
  • Knowledgebase/Helpdesk
  • NCISP
  • NIEM
  • NMVTIS
  • NSOPR
  • NVPS
  • Pegasus
  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
  • Privacy Policy Development Guide
  • Promoting SOA
  • Regional Sharing Initiatives
  • RISS
  • SAVIN guidelines
  • Technical Assistance
  • Training and Outreach

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LEITS Council
  • Promote, facilitate, and encourage the
    development and adoption of IT standards for the
    Law Enforcement community

www.iacptechnology.org
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Providing Resources
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BJA Resource CD
  • Fusion Center Guidelines
  • Privacy Policy Development Guide
  • Global JXDM Information Exchange Packaged
    Documentation (IEPD) Guidelines
  • Global JXDM Users Guide (SEARCH)
  • Funding Justice Information Sharing (NCSL)
  • Sharing Justice Information A Capability
    Assessment Toolkit (SUNY-CTG)
  • Monographs
  • Success Stories

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http//www.it.ojp.gov/jsr
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http//it.ojp.gov/iepd/
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Funding
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http//www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/
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26 Federal Agencies Funding Opportunities
http//www.grants.gov
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CFDA 16.580 BJA-2007-1627
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Eligible Applicants
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally
    recognized)
  • Small businesses
  • For profit organizations other than small
    businesses
  • City or township governments
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing
    authorities
  • State governments
  • Special district governments
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status
    with the IRS, other than institutions of higher
    education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of
    higher education
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than
    Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the
    IRS, other than institutions of higher education

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Funding Categories
  • CATEGORY I TARGETING VIOLENT CRIME
  • CATEGORY II PREVENTING CRIME AND DRUG ABUSE
  • CATEGORY III ENHANCING LOCAL LAW
    ENFORCEMENT
  • CATEGORY IV ENHANCING LOCAL COURTS
  • CATEGORY V ENHANCING LOCAL CORRECTIONS
  • CATEGORY VI FACILITATING JUSTICE INFORMATION
    SHARING

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CATEGORY I TARGETING VIOLENT CRIME
  • Priority consideration will be given to
    applicants who
  • document via Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) data a
    recent increase in violent crime rates
  • document a history or commitment to form a
    multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary violent
    crime response
  • demonstrate a data-driven analysis capacity or a
    willingness to adopt intelligence-led policing
    for planning and implementing violent crime
    initiatives and
  • use a minimum of 10 percent of grant funds for
    justice information sharing related to the
    proposed violent crime problem.
  • Applicants are solicited under Category I to
  • Establish an intelligence-led, data-driven,
    multi-jurisdictional response to violent crime
    and gangs.
  • Applicants must document an existing or proposed
    multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional partnership,
  • Required to have an ongoing partnership with at
    least one federal law enforcement agency
  • e.g., the Drug Enforcement Administration
    Federal Bureau of Investigation Bureau of
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives U.S.
    Marshals Service or the relevant U.S. Attorney's
    Office throughout the project period.
  • Must be a state, local, or tribal law enforcement
    agency,
  • Combined populations-served totals may be used to
    increase available funds.

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CATEGORY II PREVENTING CRIME AND DRUG ABUSE
  • Applications are solicited under Category II to
  • prevent crime and drug abuse in the United
    States.
  • Key priorities include
  • crime prevention efforts designed to reach
    residents through proven media campaign(s),
  • Neighborhood Watch capacity-building tools,
    coordination of crime prevention practitioners,
  • crime prevention materials and resources for
    practitioners, projects that can be implemented
    and replicated in communities and schools, and
  • programs that help build partnerships among law
    enforcement, youth, and youth-serving
    organizations.

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CATEGORY III ENHANCING LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • Applications are solicited under Category III to
  • improve or enhance the administration and
    operations of the law enforcement function in
    local adult criminal justice systems.
  • Key priorities include local, regional, and/or
    national projects that address law enforcement
  • officer safety,
  • improving crime scene investigation,
  • tactical training,
  • training to support volunteer programs within law
    enforcement,
  • drug- and alcohol-impaired driving prevention
    efforts,local anti-gang programs, and
  • gun violence intervention and enforcement.

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CATEGORY IV ENHANCING LOCAL COURTS
  • Applicants are solicited under Category IV to
  • improve or enhance the administration and
    operations of the court function in local adult
    criminal justice systems.
  • Key priorities include
  • improving the effectiveness of the prosecutorial
    function,
  • training for judicial officers,
  • court management and
  • improvement efforts including automation, and
    support for court problem-solving efforts such as
    mental health courts.

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CATEGORY V ENHANCING LOCAL CORRECTIONS
  • Applicants are solicited under Category V to
  • improve or enhance the administration and
    operations of the corrections function and
    offender reentry initiatives in local adult
    criminal justice systems.
  • Key priorities include
  • improving the effectiveness of offender reentry,
  • improving the ability of community corrections to
    hold offenders accountable, and
  • efforts to improve the efficiency of
    institutional and community corrections.

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CATEGORY VI FACILITATING JUSTICE
INFORMATION SHARING
  • Applicants are solicited under Category VI to
  • improve or enhance the sharing of information
    within the criminal justice system.
  • Key priorities include
  • improving the sharing and use of criminal
    intelligence within law enforcement,
  • developing common standards to facilitate
    information sharing within the justice system,
  • providing technical assistance to improve justice
    information sharing, and
  • enhancing or developing local, regional, and/or
    national systems to improve information sharing
    within and among regions and states.

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David P. Lewis Senior Policy Advisor Justice
Information Sharing DOJ/OJP/BJA
Thank you
  • david.p.lewis_at_usdoj.gov
  • 202-616-7829
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