Use of force

University of Cincinnati

Training, technical assistance and research.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • The Implementation and Evaluation of the Effective Practices in Community Support Model for Influencers
  • Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral Program for Inmates in Administrative Segregation

Polis Solutions, Inc

Polis Solutions, Inc. was founded in by the creators of a $40M Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) effort to develop innovative methods and technologies for training social interaction and trust-­‐building skills.  We are a training, consulting and research firm that specializes in creating evidence-­‐based programs that build public trust and safer communities.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Adaptive Defensive and Protective Tactics (ADAPT)

Police Executive Research Forum

Founded in 1976 as a nonprofit organization, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a police research organization and a provider of management services, technical assistance, and executive-level education to support law enforcement agencies. PERF helps improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership, public debate of police and criminal justice issues, and research and policy development.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Improving Homicide Investigations

Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc.

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc. (APA) is incorporated in the commonwealth of Virginia and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The association is a nonprofit charitable organization that is supported by member contributions as well as government grants and funding from both foundations and the private sector. Prosecutors direct the organization through a volunteer board of directors led by the Chair of the Board, Jackson County, Missouri Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and Vice Chairman, Multnomah County, Oregon District Attorney Rod Underhill.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • FY 18 Capital Case Litigation Initiative

Community Resources for Justice

The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) bridges the gap between research and practice with data-driven solutions that drive bold, transformative improvements in criminal and juvenile justice systems. CJI works with local, state, tribal, and national criminal justice organizations, providing nonpartisan policy analysis, implementation consulting, capacity building assistance, and research services to advance evidence-based practices and create systems-level change.

Some of CJI’s major projects include:

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State Level Technical Assistance (Supplement)

Institute for Intergovernmental Research

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) is a Florida-based nonprofit corporation specializing in criminal justice (with a law enforcement focus) and homeland security issues. IIR has a proven history of promoting greater efficiency and effectiveness among federal, state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies through customized services. IIR is a highly experienced team of professionals equipped with the knowledge and ability to respond to the needs of justice agencies.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Enhancing Task Force Leadership, Operations, and Management
  • VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance
  • Public Safety Partnership (PSP) National Training and Technical Assistance Program - PSP Logistical Support
  • Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Training Program
  • Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (28 CFR Part 23)
  • State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT)
  • Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative
  • State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Information Sharing and Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Technical Assistance Program
  • Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program (COAP)
  • Support for the Public Safety Partnership