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The awards are part of a strategic plan to advance technology, strengthen scientific research and translate knowledge to practice in the realm of criminal justice.
Funding priorities, based on the state’s Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, include reducing racial and ethnic disparities, child maltreatment and safe schools.
The money will support a variety of initiatives aimed at keeping children safe, including programs for missing and exploited children, youth victims of human trafficking, and more.
The Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams Grant Program was authorized by a 2016 federal law to supply $445 million over 10 years. But Congress didn’t fund the $10 million annual allotment for 2017 or 2018, and funded just $10 million of the $25 million authorized for 2019.
The funding, which comes via the 2018 STOP School Violence Act, will help state, local and tribal governments enhance school safety initiatives through threat assessment and reporting solutions.
Research has consistently shown that providing substance abuse treatment both during and after incarceration helps keep inmates drug free and out of the criminal justice system upon release.
An amendment would help states upgrade election infrastructure through grants has been added to the proposed 2020 Financial Services and General Government funding bill.
The BJA is awarding up to $25,000 in grants to local governments to support federal criminal justice programs and initiatives.
The funding will coordinate public safety and community response by providing victim services and holding offenders accountable to address the four VAWA crimes -- sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
The 911 Grant Program provides funding to PSAPs to help with migration to IP-enabled emergency networks, adoption of NG911 services and applications, interconnection with emergency response organizations and training of public safety personnel in 911 services.