BJA FY 19 Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combatting Violent Crime

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Funding Opportunity ID: 312840
Opportunity Number: BJA-2019-15225
Opportunity Title: BJA FY 19 Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combatting Violent Crime
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and Training
Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 16.825
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDOJ-OJP-BJA
Agency Name: Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Posted Date: Feb 12, 2019
Close Date: Apr 16, 2019
Last Updated Date: Feb 12, 2019
Award Ceiling: $360,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Description: 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 violent crime. Prosecutors are leaders within the criminal justice system who possess an enormous responsibility within the criminal justice system. Accordingly, they are well positioned to bring the police, the community, and local agencies together to combat violent crime in their jurisdictions. The Innovative Prosecution Solutions Program encourages prosecutors to use data in the development of their violent crime strategies and programs. As such, it builds upon analysis driven, promising practices and evidence-based prosecution by encouraging state, local, and tribal prosecutorial agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions. Recipients of funding under this grant will test promising crime prevention, response, and reduction practices; implement evidence-based interventions; improve the effectiveness and efficiency of prosecutors' processes and procedures; and establish sustainable partnerships with researchers to evaluate their effectiveness.
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