Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP)
As authorized by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022, the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP) provides formula funds to implement state crisis intervention court proceedings and related programs or initiatives, including but not limited to extreme risk protection order programs that work to keep guns out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves or others, mental health courts, drug courts, and veterans treatment courts.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funds training and technical assistance (TTA) supports SCIP and Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program grant recipients. TTA is available in the following areas:
Implementing Safer Communities
The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) supports grantees in gathering sufficient information to meet the reporting requirements outlined in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022, and in data collection and preparation for potential participation in evaluating the effectiveness of the crisis intervention programs or initiatives in preventing violence and suicide.
Developing and Supporting Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) Programs
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Gun Violence Solutions assists grantees and their subrecipients in implementing ERPO programs, including identifying and promoting national best practices and model programs, such as validated risk assessment tools.
Supporting State, Local, and Tribal Courts Implementing Safer Communities
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) supports state, local, and tribal courts in the examination of current court capacity for screening, assessing, and assigning cases to appropriate case processing. This could include assessment for services/programming and for individuals in crisis, as well as court capacity for meeting the needs of those identified as at risk of harm to themselves or others with a firearm, including judicial and other court staff training and safety considerations.
Training and Technical Assistance Request Form
This webpage was created with the support of Grant No. 15PBJA-22-GK-04999-BSCI awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.