Oregon Center for Policing Excellence 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funding supports the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s establishment of the Center for Policing Excellence within the Public Safety Academy. This training center develops and delivers training and technical assistance to local law enforcement on evidence-based policing and community supervision practices. The Center for Policing Excellence was created as part of the state’s 2013 Justice Reinvestment legislation and will help state law enforcement officers enhance the use of evidence-based deterrence, enforcement and interdiction strategies.

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Oregon Specialty Court Case Management System 

 

Program Description

In Oregon, Byrne JAG funds support the Criminal Justice Commission’s efforts to improve and update the Oregon Specialty Court Case Management System. This management information system will assist with improving court performance and accountability, data collection, grant monitoring and future drug court evaluation.

Agency Information 

Additional Resource(s)

(Project Evaluation): Specialty Court Case Management System Analysis (2018)

 

 

Oregon Statewide Specialty Court Network 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support fourteen of the state’s network of 68 specialty courts. Specifically, funds support one Family Court, one Veterans Courts and 12 Adult and Juvenile drug courts. As the largest single Byrne JAG investment for the state, the Criminal Justice Commission continually monitors outputs and evaluations of the state’s specialty courts.

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Pennsylvania District Attorney's Prosecutor Training 

Program Description

The Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Institute is using Byrne JAG funds to develop and offer educational materials and resources to prosecutors statewide. The trainings focus on criminal law practice, procedure, and investigation. This project also provides technical assistance to prosecutors and other related professionals on legal issues relevant to adults and juveniles.

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Pennsylvania Integra-ID Archive System 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds in Pennsylvania support an Automated Fingerprint Identification System Integra-ID Archive System that provides the State Police with a secure, centralized data storage and retrieval system. 

Agency Information

Additional Resource(s)

NEC Website (Company that developed Integra-ID technology) 

 

 

Pennsylvania Lethality Assessment Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the statewide implementation of the Maryland Model of Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). LAP partners law enforcement agencies with domestic violence programs. Police officers ask a series of screening questions to intimate partner domestic violence victims and ensure that victims receive access to domestic violence counseling services. The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides oversight to the project. As of the end of 2017, LAP was implemented in 43 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, with 45 domestic violence agencies partnering with 277 law enforcement agencies. Since it’s inception in 2012, LAP has provided access to domestic violence program services to more than 5,600 victims.

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Pennsylvania Mobile ID Gateway System 

 

Program Description

In Pennsylvania, Byrne JAG funds provide support for the development and deployment of the Mobile ID Gateway System. Mobile ID facilitates Rapid Fingerprint Identification Search submissions and searches. The Mobile ID Gateway enables the State Police to digitize, store, and retrieve fingerprint records and case documents on-demand and provides law enforcement agencies with services to instantly assess threat levels. Funds support the State Police’s procurement of approximately 100 Mobile ID devices pre-loaded with the necessary software. "The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association through a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Local Technology Workgroup and in cooperation with the Pennsylvania State Police is providing Mobile ID equipment to police departments to conduct fingerprint searches from the field."

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Pennsylvania Public Defender Training 

Program Description

The Public Defenders Association of Pennsylvania uses Byrne JAG funds to enhance defense capabilities by hosting large training programs that provide intensive training on Trial Advocacy Skills; Litigation Skills for New Public Defenders and a Capital Case Program and are attended by Assistant Public Defenders from throughout Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Virtual Training Network 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Pennsylvania Virtual Training Network (PAVTN). PAVTN is a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission. Funds were used to develop and provide online training for the law enforcement personnel community. In 2017, PAVTN had over 18,000 registered users, 31 active courses and five areas of study including: Mandatory In-service, Investigations, Programs and Services, Sex Offender Registration and Notification, and Roll Call Trainings.

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Pinellas County Support Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds in Pinellas County are used to support programs which provide assessment, evaluation, treatment and cases management services for offenders and ex-offenders, particularly those with mental health and/or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. These programs provide support services to individuals immediately following their release from jail or prison back into their communities.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Florida Department of Law Enforcement

 

Placer County Trauma-Informed Response Project 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds were used by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, and partners, to support the transformational Trauma-Informed Response (TIR) project that unites first responders with multi-agency collaborative systems (System of Care). TIR incorporates five major initiatives to close the gaps in the current system and address the growing epidemic of substance abuse, mental health and trauma that lead children down a path to prison.

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Plumas County Helping Offenders Pursue Excellence Program 

Program Description

Plumas County’s Helping Offenders Pursue Excellence (HOPE) program is designed to provide a holistic approach to assist rural Plumas County’s criminal justice partners in their efforts to enhance public safety, foster collaboration and improve the outcomes of individuals and their families under the supervision of community corrections. Their programs focus on the areas of education and prevention, law enforcement, courts, prosecution, and defense and indigent defense.

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Police Athletics for Community Engagement 

Program Description

Funding supports the Omaha Police Department (OPD), in collaboration with the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, to modify the Police Athletics for Community Engagement program (PACE) to focus more attention on youth currently in probation. Funds support home checks, conducted jointly by the OPD and Nebraska Probation Officers, which include communications with the youth, communications with the parents, checks for contraband, education about the court order, penalties, and incentives, and an invitation to join the PACE project. The PACE project involves officers acting as sports coaches to engage the youth in sports activities (soccer, baseball, football, CrossFit and basketball) while developing meaningful relationships. The goal of this intervention is to develop strong positive relationships between the youth on probation and the officers in the service of ultimately reducing crime and violent crime in the communities involved.

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Prosecution and Court Support for Arizona's Multi-jurisdictional Task Forces 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support prosecution and court services and forensic drug analysis for the state’s multi-jurisdictional drug task forces. This focus on enhanced enforcement has led to funding probation-based drug monitoring programs and other probation-related services, drug courts, and indigent defense services for drug offenders. The state monitors the performance and effectiveness of this strategy and collects data on a variety of measures and drug-related outcomes, including drug-related convictions and sentencing, drug-related mortality rates, drug treatment admissions and emergency department admissions.

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Reno and Washoe Counties - Specialized Interdiction 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support specialized enforcement and interdiction efforts by the Reno Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office All Threats All Crimes Unit. Funds support overtime hours providing the opportunity for these teams to take on cases and address emerging issues such as spikes in violence, gangs, sexual assault and human trafficking.

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Rhode Island Attorney General's Drug Court Project 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Rhode Island Attorney Generals Drug Court Project. Funding is used to support a prosecutor from the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit for new and existing clients who are accepted into the Drug Court Program. Once a defendant is referred to the Drug Court, an assessment is conducted; the defendant is referred to a substance abuse treatment provider who develops an individual treatment plan.

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Rhode Island Defender Advocacy Project 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Defender Advocacy Project, through the Rhode Island Public Defender’s Office. The project provides representation to indigent individuals being held on bail or facing imminent incarceration. The program serves individuals facing incarceration for reasons that do not constitute direct criminal prosecution, (i.e. warrants, failure to provide restitution, violation of probation, etc.).

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Rhode Island Department of Corrections Recidivism Reduction Project 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ Recidivism Reduction Project to proactively address the treatment needs of individuals battling mental illness who are at risk of re-offending. Using a multidisciplinary approach, behavioral health staff from the DOC work in coordination with probation and parole officers to deliver continued effective treatment intervention.

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Rhode Island Domestic Violence Unit 

Program Description

In conjunction with other federal and state funding, Byrne JAG funds support the Domestic Violence Unit in the data collection and entry of police arrest forms and the preparation and dissemination various domestic violence, sexual assault and child molestation reports to state, municipal and private victim service agencies.

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Rhode Island Family Court, Mental Health Clinic 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Rhode Island Family Court, Mental Health Clinic. The clinic provides juveniles with routine evaluations following referral and emergency same-day evaluations by an on-call clinician.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Administration Office

Rhode Island Family Reunification Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the Rhode Island Family Reunification program through the Department of Corrections. This evidence-based program works to increase the ability of incarcerated parents to engage with their children and provides them with the skills necessary to deal with challenges upon release.

Agency and Program Information

 

Additional Resource(s)

(Press Release): Federal Funding Allows RIDOC to Focus on Fathers (2011)

 

 

Rhode Island Laboratory Information Management System 

Program Description

In Rhode Island, Byrne JAG funds helped support the establishment of a Laboratory Information Management System. The system is a secure website used by police departments to submit evidence to the University of Rhode Island Crime Laboratory.

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Rhode Island State Police Neighborhood Response Team 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the State Police Neighborhood Response Team. State police work in collaboration with the cities of Providence and Central Falls to patrol high crime areas and reduce the rate of gang activity, gun violence and drug trafficking.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Administration Office

 

 

Ross County Hope Partnership Project 

Program Description

In Ohio, Byrne JAG funds provide support for the Ross County Hope Partnership Project, a collaborative effort of federal, state, and local partners which brings together traditional and nontraditional criminal justice entities from courts, corrections, treatment, enforcement, and education using proven criminal justice intervention tools to combat the heroin epidemic and replicate these initiatives throughout the state.

Agency and Program Information

Additional Resource(s)

(News Article): Ross County's Heroin Partnership Project gets a new name, seeks to rebuild with hope (Chillicothe Gazette, 2018)

 

 

Salt Lake County Expungement Project 

Program Description

In Utah, Byrne JAG funds support Salt Lake County's effort to make the expungement process more affordable and accessible to residents across the state. Byrne JAG funding will be used for three primary purposes; (1) to develop an online portal that will allow individuals to submit expungement petitions online; (2) to fund a part-time Expungement Navigator position, this person will be responsible for assisting any individual in Salt Lake County in need of expungement services, as well as screening individual cases, assisting with eligibility determination and application, and answering questions about next steps for individuals moving through this process; and (3) to cover the cost of the Utah expungement application and certificate fees for individuals who qualify for financial support. 

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San Benito County Strengthening Families Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support San Benito County in enhancing its task force model for enforcement while implementing the evidence-based Strengthening Families Program (SFP) in order to make an impact on the illegal and illicit drug trade that is often carried out by local criminal street gangs. SFP provides high-risk populations with evidence-based family and parenting skills training to reduce problem behaviors, delinquency, alcohol and drug abuse in children in an effort improve school performance and strengthen familial bonds. The goal is to interrupt the drug and arms trafficking which will in turn make the community safer.

Agency and Program Information

Additional Resource(s)

(Program Overview): About the Strengthening Families Program

San Diego County Juvenile Diversion Initiative 

 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds in San Diego County helped to provide a continuum of detention alternatives to juvenile offenders who do not require secure detention, which includes assessment, referral, case advocacy, home detention, reporting centers, non-secure shelter, intensive case management and wraparound family support services.

Agency and Program Information

 

Additional Resource(s)

(News Article): County overhauling juvenile justice program (San Diego Union-Tribune, 2015)

San Francisco Transitional Age Youth Project 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds were used in San Francisco to support a 3-Year Prevention and Intervention Strategy project focused on reducing recidivism for disconnected Transitional Age Youth (TAY). The project provides a framework for preventing the school-to-prison pipeline led by San Francisco’s law enforcement, criminal justice, and substance abuse treatment agencies.

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San Joaquin County Project Navigate Constructive Change 

Program Description

San Joaquin has used Byrne JAG funds to address prevalent gang, drug and violence problems in the county through the implementation of Project Navigate Constructive Change. The program, established by the District Attorney's Office in 2015, will focus on prevention, education and alternatives to incarceration. The program collaborates with partner organizations to help at risk-youth and their families access community resources and secure part-time employment, education, and other opportunities for success.

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San Mateo County Students with Amazing Goals Program 

Program Description

San Mateo County is using JAG to support the implementation of Students With Amazing Goals (SWAG), a multi-disciplinary program aimed at increasing high school graduation rates and reducing truancy in East Palo Alto. The SWAG program strategy relies on a robust referral network led by high schools and middle schools, Probation, the courts, local non-profit and CBOs, and local law enforcement, to make certain the right children are being referred for the right reasons.

The program is a partnership between A partnership between Live In Peace, the County of San Mateo, and Sequoia Union High School District. It provides tutoring, one-on-one mentoring, case management, and more. With 28 high school graduates in the first year of the program - representing a 100% graduation rate for its seniors – the next step is to successfully transition SWAG students into the College Initiative.

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Santa Cruz County Sobering Center 

Program Description

In collaboration with the County Health Services Agency, local hospitals and the four municipal law enforcement agencies, Santa Cruz County has developed, implemented and monitored a Sobering Center as an alternative to jail incarceration for individuals detained for public intoxication. The recovery center provides a safe environment for individuals who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs to reduce the costs associated with the use of jails and provide qualified individuals with diversionary services.

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Sarpy County Mental Health Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds in Nebraska support the Sarpy County Mental Health Program which offers intensive case management to clients with mental health problems. The program, modeled after problem solving courts, attempts to help individuals improve their life skills and manage mental health needs with the goal of reducing recidivism using intensive case management services.

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Shasta County Youth Reentry Program 

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support Shasta County’s attempt to reduce the youth criminal justice system reentry rate, remove as many youth and children as possible from environments where drugs are present, and eliminate as many drugs and drug suppliers as possible from children’s and youth’s environments.

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Sonoma County Keeping Kids in School Initiative 

Program Description

The Keeping Kids in School Initiative (KKSI) began in May 2015 and provides case management services for truant K-12 students and their families at select sites across Sonoma County.  Led by the County Probation Department, the KKSI provide early intervention and prevent school disconnection and future entry into the justice system.  In partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies, the Initiative provided services to seven school districts throughout Sonoma County and over 170 families in 2015.

Agency and Program Information

Additional Resource(s)

(Program Narrative): Keeping Kids in School Initiative, Update to the Board (County of Sonoma, 2016)

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