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Michigan Indigent Defense Pilot Program

Program Description The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) was awarded Byrne JAG funding to pilot a unique trial simulation program where inexperienced attorneys can become qualified through mock trial exercises. To ensure that indigent accused receive effective assistance of counsel,...


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West Virginia Prevention Resource Officer Program

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support the Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) Program in West Virginia Schools. The PRO Program is a cooperative effort between schools and law enforcement to: improve student’s attitudes and knowledge of criminal justice and law enforcement, to prevent kids...


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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...


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Utah's Risk and Protective Factor Indicator Tool

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice’s Risk and Protective Factor Indicator Tool (RAPIT). Through this website, users can view charts of indicators that will be useful for planning and evaluating substance abuse and delinquency prevention activities, as...


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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...


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Ohio Big Brother Big Sister Programs

Program Description In Ohio, Byrne JAG funds support Big Brother Big Sister programs in 11 counties throughout the state. Programs use an evidence-based approach to provide mentoring within communities and schools. Agency and Program Information State Agency Administrator: Ohio Office of...


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Ohio Prescription Drug Reduction Initiative

Program Description In Ohio, Byrne JAG funds support prevention, education and enforcement efforts aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse. Ohio counties collaborate with health care professionals in an effort increase awareness and preparedness when dealing with front line encounters...


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North Dakota’s Domestic Violence Programs

Program Description Byrne JAG supports a network of domestic violence programs in 16 jurisdictions across the state. Run by local non-profits, these 22 service providers assist the victims of domestic violence with shelter support, counseling, education, accompaniment, and advocacy services and...


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Cure Violence New York SNUG Program

Program Description Funds support the New York State SNUG (guns spelled backwards) program. An evidence-based, street outreach program based on the Cure Violence Model in Chicago, the New York State SNUG program utilizes a public health approach to gun violence, treating it like a disease by...


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Michigan Youth Leadership Academy

Program Description The Michigan State Police (MSP), positively impacts Michigan’s impoverished cities by providing a five-day mentoring and leadership program for at-risk youth at the State Police Training Academy. Each year, between forty and sixty students, ages 15-16, from target cities in...