Delaware Police Accreditation Commission 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the startup of the Delaware Police Accreditation Commission (DPAC). Because the National Police Accreditation, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) process has become so costly and time consuming for smaller departments, the state of Delaware has formed a new statewide commission to certify agencies as accredited once they have met the required standards. Funding also supports an accreditation manager position to assist smaller agencies with the process, allowing them to avoid assigning agency personnel to the task and more effectively allocate their resources. 

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Delaware Victims Voices Heard Program, Offender Dialogue Program 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Victims Voices Heard Offender Dialogue Program, which operates according to a restorative justice model. This program provides victims of violent crime with the opportunity to communicate face-to-face with their perpetrator and allows perpetrators the opportunity to take responsibility, giving survivors an active role in the justice process.

Agency and Program Information

Additional Resource(s)

(Information on Victims Services): Delaware Victim's Services Agencies

 

District of Columbia Community Family Life Services 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds in DC support Community Family Life Services (CFLS), which provides housing and case management services for successful reunification of families from the District of Columbia who are housed at the DC Correctional Treatment Facility as well as U.S. Bureau of Prisons facilities. CFLS offers services for female returning citizens who are victims of trauma and/or who have co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

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Effective Practices in Community Supervision Program, Virginia 

 

Program Description

In Virginia, Byrne JAG funds support the continuation of the state's Juvenile Court Service Unit’s Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS) program. EPICS utilizes an evidence-based model which trains probation and parole officers on the use of structured social and cognitive behavioral therapy during interactions with offenders in an effort to promote behavioral change.

Agency and Program Information

 

Additional Resources

(Program Webpage): Program Profile: Effective Practices in Community Supervision (National Institute of Justice, 2016)

 

Elk City Community Work Center's Substance Abuse Treatment Program 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds provide support for a residential substance abuse treatment program at Elk City Community Work Center, through the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Treatment focuses on relapse prevention and reintegration using cognitive behavioral therapy and is operated within prison level correctional centers as well as community work centers.

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FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Training, Delaware 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support law enforcement training conducted by the FBI Law Enforcement Executive 
Development Association (FBI-LEEDA). LEEDA is offered twice a year and provides officers with 
executive development and mid-line supervisory skills training. This program is offered to all law
enforcement departments within the state of Delaware and has recently expanded access to Department of Corrections staff. 

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Florida Department of Corrections Residential Substance Abuse Recovery Program 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the implementation of a statewide substance abuse screening program run by the Department of Corrections that prioritizes inmates on a statewide list for substance abuse programs. The agency uses Byrne JAG funds, in conjunction with the state’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment funds to support the direction of substance abuse treatment activities at designated institutions that focus on the addiction and recovery process, criminal thinking, interpersonal relationships, relapse prevention, values, problem solving, defense mechanisms and changing maladaptive thinking patterns.

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Four County Mental Health, Comprehensive Mental Health Services 

 

Program Description

Four County Mental Health (FCMHC) uses Byrne JAG funds to provide comprehensive mental health services to the citizens of Chautauqua, Cowley, Elk, Montgomery, and Wilson counties. The program targets approximately 200 members of the correctional population or at-risk individuals and uses evidenced-based practices provided at FCMHC to reduce recidivism or prevent first time offenses. The program accepts offenders with a primary substance abuse diagnosis, offenders with co-occurring disorders, domestic violence offenders and individuals identified to be at-risk for any of these categories. The program provides both inpatient and outpatient services which consist of therapy, crisis intervention and medication management, psychological evaluations, divorce meditation, and educational groups.

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Georgia Byrne Innovative Communities Program 

Program Description

Georgia Byrne Innovative Communities grant program that responds to local needs and provides three communities with the necessary resources to address complex criminal justice issues within their localities. Each community addresses a specific systemic criminal justice issue: 1) a local RSAT initiative that focuses on state prisoners who have a history of substance abuse and are slated to exit the correctional system in the Hall County area; 2) a DeKalb County Gang Reduction Intervention Program for the creation of a robust investigative files system to enhance gang investigations and facilitate the sharing of intelligence with state and local law enforcement agencies; 3) support of the Clayton County Public School System in training school personnel on identifying juvenile trafficking victims and other at-risk juveniles. 

Agency Information

 

Georgia Byrne Innovative Communities Program

Program Description

Georgia Byrne Innovative Communities grant program that responds to local needs and provides three communities with the necessary resources to address complex criminal justice issues within their localities. Each community addresses a specific systemic criminal justice issue: 1) a local RSAT initiative that focuses on state prisoners who have a history of substance abuse and are slated to exit the correctional system in the Hall County area; 2) a DeKalb County Gang Reduction Intervention Program for the creation of a robust investigative files system to enhance gang investigations and facilitate the sharing of intelligence with state and local law enforcement agencies; 3) support of the Clayton County Public School System in training school personnel on identifying juvenile trafficking victims and other at-risk juveniles. 

Agency Information

Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC), one of 77 U.S. Department of Homeland Security-recognized fusion centers. The fusion center is the primary repository for criminal intelligence information, and staff is responsible for turning the flow of raw information into an actionable intelligence picture. 

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Georgia Public Safety Training Center, Drug Enforcement Training Program 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support a law enforcement training series held by the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC). Their Drug Enforcement Training Program offers advanced specialized training in drug enforcement investigations, school resource officer, community-oriented policing, and Spanish language. In addition, GPSTC provides a Georgia Clandestine Laboratory Investigation/Safety Certification program and Crisis Intervention Team Certification training, which are imperative trainings for all specialized investigators.

Agency and Program Information

 

Georgia Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Program Description

In Georgia, Byrne JAG funds support a state residential substance abuse treatment (RSAT) program at Coastal State Prison. Coastal’s RSAT program diverts qualifying offenders sentenced to two years or less of prison time to three and six-month residential substance abuse treatment programs, followed by community supervision and aftercare. 

Agency and Program Information

Additional Resource(s)

(Press Release): 28 Incarcerated Individuals Graduate from RSAT Program

 

 

Georgia's Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Forces 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support seventeen multi-jurisdictional drug task forces whose overarching goals are to 1) disrupt illicit drug markets by investigating drug distributors and/or drug trafficking organizations, 2) broaden awareness as to the trends, threats, myths and consequences associated with illegal drug use, and 3) participate in the local drug enforcement strategy through law enforcement intervention with drug abusers. Each task force is overseen by a local control board comprised of law enforcement and prosecution representatives. The task forces are committed to addressing and decreasing the current level of drug-related crime within Georgia.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds provide support for the Greater Hardin County’s Narcotics Task Force (GHCNTF). GHCNTF is a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional police narcotics operation, formed in 1995, that investigates, arrests and prosecutes individuals or organizations trafficking illegal controlled substances or diverted pharmaceutical drugs in Hardin, Hart, Nelson, Grayson and Larue Counties. The proj­ect brings together the resources of 10 city, county, state and federal agencies with the common goal of targeting mid to upper level drug dealers.

Agency and Program Information

 

Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Area Crime Reduction Initiative 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the implementation of a highly visible campaign in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area to reduce crime and provide a safer environment for our local populace and visitors. This Louisiana State Police project provides support to the New Orleans Police Department. 

Agency Information

 

Hawaii Court Personnel Training Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG fund support a project to improve language access in the courts through the translation of key court documents into 14 different languages. The effort also helps to screen and test translators for proficiency and provides them with practice tools for improvement. 

Agency Information

 

Honolulu Police Department, Active Shooter Training 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Honolulu Police Department’s active shooter training programs. Trainings are available to law enforcement and first responders throughout the state.

Agency and Program Information

Humboldt County Sheriff's Marijuana Enforcement Team 

Program Description

The primary function of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team is the eradication and investigation of mid- to major-level illegal marijuana grows. The unit not only focuses on eradication, but on the development of cases for successful prosecution, seizing illegally gained assets, and assisting natural resource agencies with identifying environmental damages caused by this illegal activity.

Agency and Program Information

 

Additional Resource(s)

(News Article): Sheriff Explains Priorities for Marijuana Enforcement (2017)

 

Idaho Breaking Chains Academy of Development, Inc. 

Program Description

The Breaking Chains Academy of Development, Inc., addresses gang prevention efforts in Canyon County by providing youth who are at-risk of gang involvement with alternatives to a gang lifestyle. Services include tutoring to obtain a high school diploma or GED, job training skills through internships, and recreational activities. The project also includes a drug use prevention strategy which focuses on deterring first time users and provides drug and/or alcohol treatment for participants.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Idaho State Police, Department of Planning Grants and Research

Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center 

Program Description

Byrne JAG finds were used to support an analyst position and the addition of new law enforcement data sets to the Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center ([IC]²), a statewide multi-agency fusion center. The [IC]² hosts analysts from a wide range of criminal justice agencies and assists with law enforcement efforts including gang investigation, the identification of crime hot spots, crime trends, the coordination of missing persons and kidnapping investigations, and justice information sharing.

Agency and Program Information

 

Idaho Family Services Alliance Victims Support Services 

Program Description

Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho (FSA) offers high quality comprehensive victim advocacy services and enhances community outreach to Caribou County victims by funding two part-time mental health counselors and three part-time victim advocates, increasing the number of survivors who access services. By providing key personnel, FSA can continue their ability to meet the needs of children, youth, and adult victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in Caribou County as well as by expanding into rural areas of Bannock County.

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Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training Academy 

Program Description

The Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy offers training to law enforcement and other criminal justice personnel from local, state, tribal, and federal agencies. The webinars and classroom trainings focus on policing with technology and human trafficking covering the following topics: Legal/Liability Issues Related to Body-Worn Cameras and Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (Drone), Cellular Records Analysis and Mapping, Human Trafficking and the Hidden Internet, Law Enforcement Response to Human Trafficking, and Android and iOS Forensics for Human Trafficking.

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Illinois Comprehensive Response to Drugs Program 

Program Description

In Illinois, Byrne JAG helps to fund dedicated law enforcement officers and support staff for Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Forces through the Comprehensive Response to Drugs program. The program pools resources from multiple jurisdictions to effectively combat drug distribution and provides service to 74 counties throughout the state. 

Agency Information

Additional Resource(s)

(Program Solicitation): Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs (2017)

 

Illinois Drug Deflection Programs 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds in Illinois support three local police departments in the development of drug deflection programs. Individuals suffering from substance use disorder either voluntarily contact police department or are put into direct contact via outreach efforts. Individuals are then offered substance use disorder treatment without fear of arrest. Law enforcement officials provide participants with referrals and transportation to treatment facilities.

Agency Information

Additional Resources

(Article & Program Study): Fighting the Opioid Crisis through Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Study of a Police Program Model in Illinois (2017) 

(Article & Program Study): Police-led Referrals to Treatment for Substance Use Disorders in Rural Illinois: An Examination of the Safe Passage Initiative (2017)

 

Illinois Females in Transition Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds provide support for the Females in Transition program through the Illinois Department of Corrections. The program aims to reduce recidivism by fully engaging offenders in their communities and providing them with stability through weekly forums on relevant issues.

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Illinois Forensic Science DNA and Digital Evidence Litigation Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds in Illinois support the Forensic Science DNA and Digital Evidence Litigation Program. The program allows the Cook County Public Defender’s office to continue making improvements in the investigation, analyzation and litigation of cases involving DNA and digital evidence.

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Illinois Partnerships and Strategies to Reduce Violent Crime 

Program Description

In Illinois, Byrne JAG funds support planning, training, and implementation of Focused Deterrence, an evidence-based model that aims to reduce group-related violent crime by strengthening governmental collaboration and increasing trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve through the Partnerships and Strategies to Reduce Violent Crime program. 

Agency Information

Additional Resource(s)

(Webinar): Partnerships and Strategies to Reduce Violent Crime, Program Webinar (2016)

 

 

Illinois Rural Defense Services Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Rural Defense Services Program, which provides public defenders in counties of less than 200,000 residents resources to hire investigators, medical consultants, psychiatrists, and other experts to assist in the defense of indigent clients.

Agency and Program Information

Imperial County Local Enrichment and Decision-Making Program 

Program Description

The Imperial County Local Enrichment and Decision-Making (LEAD) Program supports the coordination of a law-related teaching program and implementation of a Truancy Mediation Program to address juvenile delinquency, substance abuse and school violence. The Imperial County District Attorney’s Office collaborates with the Imperial County Office of Education to coordinate two separate teaching programs for students in Imperial County.

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Indiana - Modernizing Officer Safety, Communications & Accountability 

Program Description

In Indiana, Byrne JAG funds support a project to modernize communications amongst officers and across agencies by replacing the current paper-based system with laptop computers mounted inside police vehicles. Additionally, funds will be used to lessen the dependence on radio communication to run criminal histories and receive call notifications. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Indiana Criminal Justice Institute 

 

Indiana PD Mental Health & Addiction Forensic Treatment 

Program Description

In Indiana, Byrne JAG funds are used to help case managers identify clients with mental health and addiction issues, help attorneys prepare diversion and sentencing plans, refer clients to appropriate treatment providers and other mental health services as well as access those services provided through Recovery Works. 

Agency Information

 

Indiana Public Defender Mental Health & Addiction Forensic Treatment 

Program Description

In Indiana, Byrne JAG funds are used to help case managers identify clients with mental health and addiction issues, help attorneys prepare diversion and sentencing plans, and refer clients to appropriate treatment providers and access services through Recovery Works. 
 

Agency Information

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