State Agencies

Webinar - Contemporary Police Responses to Addiction: Lessons from NIJ’s LEADS Program

The police departments in Dayton, Ohio and Madison, Wisconsin have both adopted nontraditional responses to the opioid crisis and other drug addictions, including outreach to overdose victims, joint-working with treatment and service providers, and pre-arrest diversion. Dayton, in particular, was nationally known as the epicenter of the opiate epidemic, with police personnel administering 162 doses of naloxone to 82 overdose victims in one month in 2017.

COAP – TTA Funding Announcement and Webinar

In this webinar, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leaders will review the fiscal year 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) grant application process. This training and technical assistance (TTA) is designed to complement the COAP competitive site-based solicitation. The purpose of this program is to deliver TTA to state, local, and tribal criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), and their partner agencies.  

There are five award categories:

COAP Site-based Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement and Webinar

In this webinar, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leaders will review the fiscal year 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program grant application process. This site-based grant program provides awards ranging from $600,000 to $6,500,000 for a 36-month project period to deliver financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic.  

There are three award categories:

Benjamin Horwitz

As Director of Analytics at NOPD, Ben helped reduce response times by 50%, achieve nearly 95% compliance with the Consent Decree, and reduce homicides and armed robberies by over 10% for multiple years. To that end, Ben developed the nationally recognized Management Analytics for Excellence (MAX) which provides a comprehensive data environment for rigorous police management in the areas of crime, community policing, consent decree compliance, and other management topics.

The Sentinel Events Initiative: Becoming a Demonstration Site

The Sentinel Events Initiative (SEI) aims to empower jurisdictions by learning from negative outcomes in the criminal justice system and preventing their reoccurrence. Currently, the Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking sites for the SEI National Demonstration Collaboration, in which jurisdictions across the country will receive technical assistance to conduct sentinel event reviews of outcomes such as wrongful releases, in-custody deaths, or fatal overdoses of justice-involved individuals.

Center for Community Progress

The mission of the Center for Community Progress is to foster strong, equitable communities where vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties are transformed into assets for neighbors and neighborhoods. Founded in 2010, Community Progress is the leading national, nonprofit resource for urban, suburban, and rural communities seeking to address the full cycle of property revitalization. The organization fulfills its mission by nurturing strong leadership and supporting systemic reforms.

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Webinar Series: Moms Do Care

The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program team, invites you to this no cost webinar on February 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will highlight the Massachusetts Moms Do Care Project (MDCP), which provides an innovative and multipronged approach to supporting pregnant and parenting women who abuse opioids. 

Core components of the program include:    

Submitting Your Application - Avoid These Common Mistakes

The fourth and final webinar in this series will provide guidance for applicants on how to avoid common application mistakes.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • The importance of using the Application Checklist;
  • How applications are successfully submitted;
  • How subawards can be incorporated into an application; and
  • How to attach documents.

A question-and-answer session will follow at the end.

The Federal Funding Process - What New and Seasoned Applicants Should Consider

The third webinar in this four-part series will explain how the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) grant process works and focus on what applicants should understand when applying for funding. Applying for an OJP grant can be a challenging process, and this webinar will educate participants on the necessary steps a first-time applicant should understand.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

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