U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance: Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combatting Violent Crime

Deadline: 16 April 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for its grant program entitled ‘Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combating Violent Crime’.

The purpose of this program is to provide state, local, and tribal prosecutors with information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) to develop effective strategies and programs to address and prosecute individuals who commit violent crime.

Prosecutors are leaders within the criminal justice system and possess an enormous responsibility within the criminal justice system. Accordingly, they are well-positioned to bring the police, community, and local agencies together to combat violent crime in their jurisdictions.

The Innovative Prosecution Solutions Program seeks to encourage exploration of new solutions to public safety concerns, as well as address internal operations and organizational structure of prosecutor’s offices. The program is intended to support prosecutors as leaders among their criminal justice partners and develop criminal justice strategies focused on reducing violent crime. Below are some creative solutions implemented by prosecutors around the country that centered on issue areas that assist with the prioritization of cases as well as:

  • Developing ways to identify the most violent repeat offenders
  • Developing mechanisms to prosecute individuals who are responsible for opioid related deaths or the sale of drugs leading to overdoses
  • Using data to develop zone/geographic prosecution

Objectives

  • Promote fair, impartial, and expeditious pursuit of justice.
  • Test, establish, and/or expand innovative new ideas and evidence-based programming in the office to increase prosecutors’ ability to effectively and sustainably prevent and respond to crime, especially violent crime.
  • Establish sustainable research partnerships that are integrated into the strategic and tactical operations of agencies.
  • Foster effective, formalized, and consistent collaborations with external agencies, and with the communities in which they serve, to increase public safety.
  • Use technology, intelligence, and data in innovative ways that enable the office to focus resources on the people and places associated with high concentrations of criminal behavior and crime.
  •  Advance the state of the prosecution practice for the benefit of the entire field through dissemination of promising practices and evaluation findings.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,200,000
  • Award Ceiling:  $360,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants are limited to state and local prosecutorial agencies, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform prosecution functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), or tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes (including tribal consortia operated as nonprofit organizations) acting as a fiscal agent for one or more prosecutor agencies.
  • All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
  • BJA welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed subrecipients (“subgrantees”).
  • The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire project. Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (“subgrantee”) in more than one application.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312840

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