Through the newly created National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide (the Consortium), a program of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's National Officer Safety Initiatives, the International Association of Chiefs of Police will lead a national conversation around the issues of officer mental health and suicide.
Since 1997, the Smaller Law Enforcement Agency Program, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has been providing resources for the largest portion of the International Association of Chiefs of Police's membership, departments serving fewer than 50,000 residents. The program offers trainings, webinars, and other tools and resources to support these smaller law enforcement agencies.
With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and in partnership with AEquitas and John Jay College of the City University of New York, the International Association of Chiefs of Police is working to increase the capabilities of BJA-funded Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Human Trafficking (HT) Task Forces and other communities combatting human trafficking by providing coordinated training and technical assistance (TTA).
The Bureau of Justice Assistance launched the Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy Implementation Program (PIP) in fiscal year 2015 to assist law enforcement agencies with the enhancement or implementation of BWC initiatives.
Reentry into tribal communities presents unique challenges because of the ways in which federal, state, local, and tribal criminal justice systems intersect in Indian Country. Federally recognized Indian Tribes have long had the authority to maintain their own criminal justice mechanisms to ensure public safety and resolve conflicts between community members. This authority extends to law enforcement and community supervision, but also impacts other fields important to reentry success.
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) works closely with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and BJA's Innovative Prosecution Strategies (IPS) sites as the training and technical assistance partner supporting prosecutors' offices. APA, working directly with BJA, provides services to each site, including the following: hosting meetings, facilitating peer-to-peer exchanges of information, providing relevant subject matter expertise, delivering training programs, and producing reports.
The National Criminal Justice Association, with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, offers training and technical assistance to state administering agencies to support strategic planning efforts and the implementation of evidence-based policies and practices. This training and technical assistance is designed to help states meet the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant requirement of a comprehensive statewide strategic plan.
Through funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Altarum is working with a broad cross-section of community-based organizations to integrate peer recovery support services into a variety of criminal justice programs and settings. Strong social supports, including peers who have personally experienced addiction and recovery, can improve outcomes for those struggling with substance use disorders.
The Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) Program, supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, offers training and technical assistance to TCCLA grantees and sub-grantee legal aid organizations. TCCLA also provides training and technical assistance to Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Program Area 3 grantees and to any tribal program interested in practices featured on the Tribal Access to Justice Innovation website (www.tribaljustice.org).
The goal of the Bureau of Justice Assistance-supported National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC) is to equip all drug court practitioners with access to a variety of drug court resources, including recent evidence-based findings, training and technical assistance, publications, webinars, and a searchable online drug court map.