Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Unit 

 

Program Description

The Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Unit was created to combat the domestic production of methamphetamine in Indiana. Meth Suppression's mission is to provide proactive methamphetamine investigations, clandestine lab responses and methamphetamine specific training to all police agencies statewide. 

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Indiana State Police Officer Involved Shooting, Crime Scene Analysis 

Program Description

Officer involved shootings are increasing across the nation. In Indiana, Byrne JAG funds support a project to provide training and equipment to Indiana State Police (ISP) Crime Scene Investigators in the forensic disciplines of crime scene and shooting incident reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis. These disciplines are necessary for proper analytical evaluations of shooting incidents in order to determine what happened and prove or disprove witness, suspect or victim accounts. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Indiana Criminal Justice Institute 

 

 

Iowa Local Crime Prevention Initiatives 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds were used to support local drug and crime prevention initiatives. These initiatives are run by community coalitions which bring together citizen volunteers, professionals who provide school-based education to teachers, parents and students, and mentors who work with at-risk youth to promote public safety and healthy lifestyle choices.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator:  Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy

 

Iowa Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Forces 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support Iowa’s network of 18 Multi-jurisdictional drug task force operations. The task forces are overseen by a governing board representing officials from participating law enforcement and prosecution agencies. In 2017, the state and local task forces collaborated to focus heavily on methamphetamine distribution and opioid misuse reduction efforts.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy

 

 

It Takes a Library Project, Colorado 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the It Takes a Library (ITAL) project, a partnership between Denver Human Services (DDHS), Denver Public Library (DPL), and Colorado Mental Wellness Network (CMWN). Through this collaboration, peer navigators support DPL’s social workers in outreach, assessments and human services referrals for customers traditionally at risk of entering or re-entering the criminal/juvenile justice system either as victims or perpetrators, based on factors such as income level, homelessness and mental health. This program increases access to mental health/human services and supports the reduction of crime, delinquency and recidivism using evidence-based best practices of peer support and library social work models.

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Jackson City Gang Resistance and Prevention Youth Program 

 

Program Description

In the City of Jackson, Byrne JAG funds supported the implementation of the gang resistance and prevention Phoenix Curriculum for students in school, after school, and during the summer in order to teach them alternatives to gang membership and violence in a social learning atmosphere that stresses non-violent coping skills. This program includes parental involvement and is utilized by Juvenile Court when individuals are assessed as needing gang intervention and education.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs

Additional Resource(s)

(News Article): Federal Partnership helps with 'steady reduction in crime' in Jackson (The Jackson Sun, 2017).

 

 

Jackson County Drug Abatement Response Team 

Program Description

In Missouri, funds support the Jackson County Drug Abatement Response Team (DART) which represents a multi-jurisdictional initiative that provides comprehensive enforcement services to Jackson County residents in an effort to identify and shut down drug houses and street level narcotics operations. DART provides an interagency mechanism through which residents throughout the 13 municipal jurisdictions in Jackson County can report illegal narcotics activity. DART personnel take suspected drug activity, primarily anonymously, and communicate the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency for confirmation. Investigations are conducted, operations are shut down and sellers are arrested and prosecuted. DART activities include the coordination of property inspections for housing and fire code violations. In addition, DART engages, otherwise often uninformed, property owners of the drug activity and works with them in an effort to eliminate whatever factors led to the drug activity. However, in certain circumstances when property owners fail to take corrective action or in severe cases, drug properties are subject to expedited eviction, nuisance, and forfeiture actions. Finally, DART members attend community meetings to engage the community in discussions related to criminal drug activity, its toll on the community, and actions that can fight its effects. 

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Jacksonville State University Center for Applied Forensics 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support a partnership with the Jacksonville State University Center for Applied Forensics (CFAF) to improve the effectiveness of local law enforcement and public safety entities regarding the processing of death scenes by providing the training and tools necessary to properly assess, examine, and document death scenes. CFAF places special emphasis on targeting rural agencies to participate in the training. 

Agency and Program Information

 

Additional Resource(s)

(Program Brochure): Center for Applied Forensics Informational Brochure

 

 

Kansas Child Advocacy Center Program Support 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds are used to support a Child Advocacy Center Program Director who directs services and conducts forensic interviews with victims of child abuse. This position is vital to the success of the sub-grantee as it bridges the complex path of engaging the community as well as provides invaluable services to those victims of sexual assault.

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Kansas Department of Corrections Victims Services 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support staff for the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Office of Victim Services, which provides confidential support and information to victims, survivors, and witnesses to crimes in which the offender was sentenced to the KDOC.

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Kansas NG911 Compliance Initiative 

 

Program Description

Harper County 911 utilized Byrne JAG funds to update communication systems in accordance with state mandated NG911 initiative. Additionally, these upgrades position Harper County for future upgrades as the State of Kansas continues to mandate departments keep pace with technology.

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Kansas One Heart Project 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support One Heart, an organization that works with youth inside correctional facilities and provides them with the tools, skills, and relationships necessary to ensure they receive a true second chance.

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Kentucky Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Forces 

 

Program Description

In Kentucky, Byrne JAG helps to fund 11 Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Forces. These funds were used to support a wide range of interdiction needs and assist task forces in implementing best practice models. In an effort to improve the effectiveness of enforcement, Byrne JAG funds were used to fund dedicated prosecutors to assist two of the drug task forces with strengthening the evidentiary chain and improving enforcement outcomes. Byrne JAG funds were also awarded to the Bowling Green – Warren County Drug Task Force to support the Kentucky Narcotic Officer’s Conference which highlighted The Naked Truth About Marijuana, Drug Related Death Investigations and Detecting Deception.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

 

 

Kern County School Violence Reduction Project 

Program Description

The goal of the Kern County School Violence Reduction Project is to reduce school violence and juvenile delinquency. The approach includes collaboration among school districts, the Probation Department, the Sheriff’s Department, and community-based organizations. The plan outlines a multi-pronged support system that first provides universal programs to address school climate, identifies at-risk youth who need higher levels of support, and provides evidence-based practices to address specific needs.

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Kings County Gang Task Force 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support The Kings County Gang Task Force (KCGTF) and partners in the implementation of a project to reduce juvenile and young adult gang-related crimes, high rates of juvenile delinquency, and recidivism of moderate- and high-risk young adults through a balance of prevention, intervention, and suppression programs and strategies.

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Lassen County Youth Crime Reduction Program 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds were used in Lassen County to support the establishment of a multi-agency, county-wide youth crime reduction program. The target population includes youth ages 12-25, and delivery is coordinated with area schools and other youth organizations. Services include a diversionary program which will last three years, with evaluations or modifications taking place during years two and three.

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Lawrence County Juvenile Delinquency Prevention 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support delinquency prevention initiatives through The Psychological Center in Lawrence and the Lawrence County Public School System. This initiative employs an evidence-based Second Step Curriculum, a classroom-based social-skills program that teaches social-emotional skills aimed at reducing impulsive and aggressive behavior, while increasing social competence.

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Lehigh Valley Gang Intelligence System 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Lehigh Valley Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center's Gang Intelligence System (GIS). The GIS provides investigative case support, strategic analysis and situational awareness to Lehigh County law enforcement, PA State Police and the Allentown FBI Office. Funds were used to develop the GIS. The GIS cross-references incidents, arrests and incarcerations and performs social networking analysis on gangs, their members and their structure. Funds are also being used to develop, the Illicit Drug Identification and Tracking System, that will help track illicit drugs, capturing information on identifiable markings such as heroin stamps, synthetic drug compounds, and investigative information and drug-related death data.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

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Lincoln Police Department Community Cleanup 

Program Description

In consultation with the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, the Lincoln Police Department launched a “community cleanup” project in several Lincoln neighborhoods to improve community policing and decrease crime and violent crime.

The goal of this intervention is to make residents aware of the police presence, clean up disorderly properties and promote a sense that the police are protecting community interests. Several activities make up the police intervention including: 1) engaging the residents in “knock and talk” discussions, 2) warning property owners about problem properties including writing Disorderly House letters when necessary, 3) holding community meetings to discuss the neighborhood, 4) holding community picnics and social gatherings, 5) enforcing current property and housing laws, and 6) mapping the intervention areas and saturating them with police officers.

Agency and Program Information

 

Additional Resource(s)

Tips for a Successful Neighborhood Cleanup (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

 

 

Los Angeles County Comprehensive Plan 

 

Program Description

The Los Angeles County Comprehensive Plan is a multi-faceted approach, led by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Bureau, designed to positively impact the criminal justice system throughout multiple neighborhoods within the county. A cooperative, countywide plan centered on enforcement, prosecution and treatment best deals with those individuals and groups that spread social malaise through illicit drug abuse and narcotics-related crime and gang culture.

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Los Angeles County Public Defender, Jail Mental Health Liaison 

 

Program Description

In Los Angeles County, Byrne JAG funds support the Public Defender's Jail Mental Health Liaison program. The goal of this program is to provide a link between the lawyer and their most severely mentally ill clients who are housed in county jail. This allows for critical and emergent issues to be address quickly, effectively, and humanely. This program provides a licensed clinical social worker with direct access to the county jail's mentally ill population to ensure they receive the correct medications, interventions and alternatives to incarceration. Beginning in January of 2016, this program has assisted over 560 clients and connected more the 50 individuals to community mental health and reentry organizations. 

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Louisiana District Attorney Association Statewide Training Initiative 

 

Program Description

In Louisiana, Byrne JAG funds support a statewide training initiative conducted by the District Attorney's Association on racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO) and the prosecution of organized criminal networks. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice

 

 

Louisiana National Incident-Based Reporting System Law Enforcement Training

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support training and resources to law enforcement agencies to assist with transitioning crime data to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The system collects data on when and where a crime takes place to produce more detailed, accurate, and meaningful data. This is a collaborative effort between the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association and the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice

 

Madison & Delaware Counties Drug Task Force 

 

Program Description

In Indiana, Byrne JAG funds support the Madison/Delaware Counties Drug Task Force (MDCDTF). MDCDTF is a multi-jurisdictional task force combining efforts to combat illegal drug trafficking, distribution, manufacture and use. Byrne JAG funds are also used to support education and training opportunities as well as covert operational expenses. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Indiana Criminal Justice Institute 

 

 

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, which provides a central administrative structure for the establishment, coordination and oversight of specialized narcotics and narcotics-related investigative units within the state of Maine. This approach has been proven to be one of the most effective tools in proactively addressing the proliferation of illegal drug distribution. With limited resources, the majority of participating departments are not able to assign officers full-time to a drug task force. Byrne JAG funds support six of the 57 Drug Enforcement Agency positions.  The goals of this project are to: disrupt the market for illegal drugs by investigating drug distribution activities and reduce availability of drugs; enhance the ability of law enforcement to detect and apprehend drug traffickers by improving coordination and communication among criminal justice agencies; and broaden awareness to trends, threats, myths, and consequences associated with the illicit drug market.

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Mariposa County Project School Climate 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds were used by Mariposa County to support the implementation of Project School Climate, which focuses on prevention and education to reduce behavioral misconduct in schools. The county’s drug task force continues to combat street and mid-level drug related crimes involving adults

and juveniles who are suspected of selling, manufacturing and/or distributing illegal drugs.

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Maryland Community Conferencing Center Restorative Practices Program 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Community Conferencing Center Restorative Practices Program. The program engages community members, to increase availability and utilization of community conferencing and related services for Baltimore City. The program's activity provides a voice in the justice process for those harmed by crime. Specifically, this Restorative Practices program directly engages offenders so they see firsthand how their criminal actions have affected the community. This occurs in a professional environment and in coordination with the community, allowing victims to break from their trauma. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention

 

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Reentry Planning Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ Re-Entry Planning program. The program provides risk and needs assessment and substance abuse screening. These screenings and assessments serve to assist case managers with completion of reentry case planning.

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Maryland Diversionary Services 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support numerous diversion initiatives for non-violent felonies, which work to reduce recidivism and provide alternatives to incarceration by offering drug treatment, mental health treatment, and employment training.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention

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