TTA News & Information

Every day, public safety officers risk their lives to protect America’s citizens and communities. To honor that commitment, Congress passed the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001, creating the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor. This award is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer.

To commemorate the memory of Etan Patz, a six-year old boy who disappeared from a New York City street corner on May 25, 1979, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25, 1983 to be the first National Missing Children’s Day. Since its inauguration in 1983, National Missing Children’s Day has continued to be celebrated on May 25 to honor the memory of Etan Patz and all those children still missing.

Don’t forget to participate in the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)/Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) webinar, “Expanding Stakeholder Involvement: Promoting Inclusive System Planning.” The webinar will take place this afternoon, May 22, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. EST. This webinar will explore how different levels of government have looked to improve their justice systems by engaging with non-traditional system partners.

National Police Week, taking place May 12 – 18 this year, commemorates and honors those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. In honor of National Police Week, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) would like to take a moment to highlight the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program. Enacted in 1976, the PSOB Act allows the U.S.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for: 1) a provider to deliver nationally a training curriculum focused on educating the 21st century law enforcement officer in a holistic manner; 2) a provider to develop and deliver nationally a training for law enforcement executives on the value and benefits of using and integrating crime and related analyses; and 3) a technical assistance provider to plan, develop,

The Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is committed to supporting the efforts of probation and parole agencies across the nation to leverage contemporary research to implement promising supervision policies and practices that are evidence-based, data-driven, and smart on crime.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) recently released a new report entitled, Lessons from the States: Reducing Recidivism and Curbing Corrections Costs Through Justice Reinvestment. The report lays out lessons and strategies related to justice reinvestment - a bipartisan, inter-branch process in which policymakers use data to design strategies that increase public safety and reduce spending on corrections.

It has recently come to the attention of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) that an increased number of grant applications submitted for the Office of Justice Programs BJA solicitations this year are being rejected by Grants.gov. The rejection is due to the use of special characters in the file names of attachments that applicants attempt to upload to accompany their grant applications.

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