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OJP Support

Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) helps to make American communities safer by strengthening the nation's criminal justice system: Its grants, training and technical assistance, and policy development services provide state, local, and tribal governments with the cutting edge tools and best practices they need to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, and combat victimization.

Visit the https://bja.ojp.gov/funding page for the latest BJA funding announcements.

BJA resources:

To learn more about BJA, visit https://bja.ojp.gov/, or follow BJA on Facebook and Twitter.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

The mission of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.

To learn more about the BJS Law Enforcement Unit data collections, visit: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=7

BJS resources:

To learn more about BJS, visit bjs.gov or follow BJS on Twitter

National Institute of Justice

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is dedicated to the development of knowledge and tools that will advance policing operations and practices and deliver policing services to communities more effectively and efficiently. NIJ is a leader in developing and advancing the research agenda for policing.

NIJ resources:

To learn more about NIJ, visit www.nij.ojp.gov, or follow NIJ on Facebook and Twitter.

Office for Victims of Crime

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) supports partnerships with law enforcement agencies at the state, tribal, and local levels to combat crime, promote safer neighborhoods, and establish collaborations between police and the communities they protect. Through discretionary grant programs, training, and technical assistance, OVC grantees to help various agencies provide effective law enforcement to ensure the safety of their citizens to provide comprehensive services to victims and family members in the aftermath of violent crimes, such as homicide and sexual assault. Visit the Law Enforcement section of OVC's website for additional resources.

OVC resources:

To learn more about OVC, visit www.ovc.gov, or follow OVC on Facebook and Twitter.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and child victimization. OJJDP's work helps enhance prosecution of child sex abuse cases, suppress youth gang violence and recruitment, and provide mentoring and intervention programs that respond to substance abuse.

OJJDP resources:

To learn more about OJJDP, visit www.ojjdp.ojp.gov, or follow OJJDP on Facebook and Twitter.

Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking

The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) helps jurisdictions, including local police, monitor and track sex offenders in support of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). In addition to funding the National Sex Offender Public Website, the SMART Office provides two registration systems for jurisdictions: the Sex Offender Registry Tool for states, and the Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registration System. These tools provide both a law enforcement-only administrative system and a public-facing website. Additionally, the SMART Office developed the SORNA Exchange Portal to facilitate communication among registration jurisdictions and to share offender relocation tasks, documents, files and historical statutes information. To learn more about SORNA implementation in states and territories, visit the SORNA Progress Check.

SMART resources:

To learn more about SMART, visit smart.gov, or follow SMART on Facebook and Twitter.

Current Funding Opportunities

To explore current OJP funding opportunities available to law enforcement, please visit: https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm#OpenSols