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Tennessee Pilot Pretrial Assessment Project

Program Description Tennessee has implemented a pilot pretrial assessment project in Nashville and Knoxville. The project seeks to enhance public safety and improve criminal justice efficiency and effectiveness by eliminating the unnecessary use of pretrial detention. The pilot sites will...


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Tennessee Family Justice Center Expansion

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support planning and implementation to expand Family Justice Centers (FJCs) in 5 new communities (Nashville, Chattanooga, Cookeville, Johnson City, and the City of Jackson). FJCs serve as a comprehensive support center by co-locating services for victims of...


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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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Tennessee Department of Corrections Reentry Transportation Services

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support the Tennessee Department of Corrections project to provide temporary transportation services to assist with access to critical reentry services for probationers and parolees with revoked licenses for up to 30 days. Services are intended to reduce...


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Tennessee Multi-jurisdictional Drug and Violent Crime Task Forces

Program Description In Tennessee, Byrne JAG funds support 18 Multi-Jurisdictional Drug and Violent Crime Task Forces that target gangs, drugs and violent crime in 70 counties. The Task Forces bolster methamphetamine and prescription drug enforcement efforts and support community collaboration...


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Volunteer Behavioral Health Care Services of Tennessee

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in collaboration with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police , Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association , and the Volunteer Behavioral Health Care Services of Tennessee, provides officers involved in a...


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Tennessee Targeted Community Crime Reduction Project

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support the Targeted Community Crime Reduction Projects (TCCRPs). The projects focus targeted resources to develop evidence-based crime reduction strategies in cities with high rates of violent and drug-related crime using a three-pronged strategy of pre...


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Tennessee Statewide Law Enforcement Training

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support statewide trainings to improve the criminal justice response to violent crime. Trainings have included: forensic training in death investigation for both sworn investigators and state medical examiner personnel; executive leadership training for local...