Byrne JAG Promising Programs

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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. 

Agency and Program Information

State Agency Administrator: Delaware Criminal Justice Council

Keywords

Police; Policing; Local Law Enforcement 


#Law_Enforcement
#Planning_Evaluation_and_Technology
#Law_Enforcement_Operations
#Delaware

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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

Keywords

Survivor; Victim; Offender; Offenders; Recovery

#Crime_Victim_and_Witness_Other_Than_Compensation
#Victims_Services_and_Supports
#Delaware

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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.

Agency and Program Information


Keywords

Reentry; Reunification; Victim; Mental Illness; Behavioral Health; Offenders

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Reentry
#Mental_Health_or_Co-Occurring_Screening_Assessment_and_Treatment
#Substance_Abuse_Screening_Assessment_or_Treatment
#DistrictofColumbia

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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.

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Additional Resources

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


Keywords

Corrections; EBP; Behavioral Health; Training

#Prevention_and_Education
#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#Virginia

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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.

Agency and Program Information


Keywords

Offenders; Behavioral Health; Recovery

#Drug_Treatment_and_Enforcement
#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Substance_Abuse_Screening_Assessment_or_Treatment
#Corrections_and_Community_Corrections
#Oklahoma

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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. 

Agency and Program Information


Keywords

Police; Policing; Leadership Training; Officer

#Law_Enforcement
#Law_Enforcement_Training
#Delaware

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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.

Agency and Program Information


Keywords

Reentry; Offender; Offenders; Jails; Life-Skills Training; Drugs; Recovery

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Substance_Abuse_Screening_Assessment_or_Treatment
#Florida

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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.

Agency and Program Information


Keywords

EBP; Mental Health; Mental Illness; Corrections; Reentry; Treatment; Behavioral Health

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Mental_Health
#Corrections_and_Community_Corrections
#Mental_Health_or_Co-Occurring_Screening_Assessment_and_Treatment
#Kansas

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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

State Agency Administrator: Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council 

Keywords

Community; Gangs; Drugs; Information Sharing; Investigation; Police; Policing; At-Risk Youth

#Law_Enforcement
#Crime_Prevention
#Prevention_and_Education
#Substance_Abuse_Screening_Assessment_or_Treatment
#Georgia

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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. 

Agency and Program Information


Keywords

Data; Data Sharing; Criminal History; Evidence

#Planning_Evaluation_and_Technology
#Information_Sharing
#Criminal_History_Records
#Georgia

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