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FY21 OJP Grant Awards

All FY 2021 grants will be made as soon as possible on a rolling basis and no later than December 31, 2021.  Applicants not receiving a FY 2021 award, for which they competitively applied, will be notified as soon as possible, but no later than December 31.

Learn about JustGrants, DOJ's Grants Management System

Access information about JustGrants, including news updates, resources and training opportunities for applicants and recipients of DOJ grant awards, and other forms of federal financial assistance.

Grant Application Resource Guide

Updated for FY 2021, this resource contains information to help you prepare and submit applications for OJP funding and offers guidance on award administration.

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What is desistance?

Desistance is generally understood to mean the reduction in criminal behavior over time.  It is the process of individuals ceasing engagement in criminal activities.  More recent definitions, however, suggest that desistance is instead a developmental process by which criminality declines over time.

Mass Violence Advisory Initiative

A collaboration between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Mass Violence Advisory Initiative (MVAI) equips law enforcement leaders and their communities with expert assistance, guidance, and rapid response resources in the event of targeted acts of mass violence.