This solicitation overview announces the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s FY 2023 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Training and Technical Assistance Program.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance encourages agencies that have not received BJA funding before and convening or governing bodies that can apply on behalf of one or more entities to apply to the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Training and Technical Assistance Program. Organizations that may apply include Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized tribal organizations); nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status, other than institutions of higher education; and private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education. Successful applicants receive funding to provide national training and technical assistance to support the local Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program sites and share resources with the field to address persistent and high crime in neighborhoods through community-oriented crime reduction strategies that are collaborative, community-led, evidence-based, integrated into broader revitalization efforts, and sustainable. BJA helps America’s state, local, and tribal jurisdictions reduce and prevent crime, lower recidivism, and promote a fair and safe criminal justice system. BJA provides a wide range of resources—including grants, funding, and training and technical assistance—to law enforcement, courts and corrections agencies, treatment providers, reentry practitioners, justice information sharing professionals, and community-based partners to address chronic and emerging criminal justice challenges nationwide.