Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program

The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) program resources are targeted specifically to persistently distressed neighborhoods that have significant crime challenges and produce a significant proportion of crime or type of crime within the larger community or jurisdiction impeding broader neighborhood

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development goals.

The goal of BCJI is to improve community safety by designing and implementing effective, comprehensive approaches to addressing crime within a targeted neighborhood as part of a broader strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization through cross-sector community-based partnerships.

To achieve these goals, successful strategies must commit to accomplishing the following objectives:
a) Identify a neighborhood with a concentration of crime hot spots which have for a period of time composed a significant proportion of crime or types of crime;
b) Identify and build upon existing planning efforts, if any, to revitalize the neighborhood or address issues that relate to the crime issues identified;
c) Enhance a community-based team with the presence of criminal justice, social service and neighborhood revitalization partners to implement the project;
d) Offer ongoing community engagement and leadership building support and ensure the community is engaged in the process;
e) Collaborate with local law enforcement and a research partner to conduct an analysis of crime drivers, an assessment of needs and available resources;
f) Develop a strategy that offers a continuum of approaches to address the drivers of crime, including potentially, enforcement, prevention, intervention, and revitalization strategies;
g) Establish effective partnerships both to provide solutions along the continuum and commit resources to sustain what works; and
h) Implement a comprehensive and coordinated strategy with support from the BCJI training and technical assistance provider.


i) Assess program implementation in collaboration with research partners, and plan for sustainment of effective strategies with private and public state, local and tribal funding.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

http://www.bja.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Robeson County Teen Court & Youth Services $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Restorative Justice Project Maine $ 924,307   2019-10-012023-09-30
Village Of Arts And Humanities Inc, The $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Greater Baybrook Alliance, Inc. $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Fund For The City Of New York $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Serve & Connect $ 973,315   2019-10-012023-09-30
Lancaster, County Of $ 960,040   2019-10-012023-09-30
National Organization Of Black Law Enforcement Executives $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Erie, City Of $ 958,434   2019-10-012023-09-30
Westcare Wisconsin, Inc. $ 996,082   2019-10-012023-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Allowable uses of funds include the development and implementation of evidence-based strategies that target crime in locations where most crime is occurring and can have the biggest impact while also building the capacity of the community to deter future crime through neighborhood revitalization.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Allowable uses of funds include the development and implementation of evidence-based strategies that target crime in locations where most crime is occurring and can have the biggest impact while also building the capacity of the community to deter future crime through neighborhood revitalization.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible entities to serve as fiscal agent include states, unit of local governments, non-profit organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.

Credentials/Documentation

The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Na