FY 21 BJA Visiting Fellows Program

The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community.

Through the BJA Visiting Fellows Program, BJA

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invests in future and current leaders in the field to advance priority national policy issues and offer cross developmental opportunities for DOJ staff and criminal justice practitioners and researchers.

Awards made under the BJA Visiting Fellows Program will fund fellowships for a period of 24 months, including a residency period of at least 9 to 12 months onsite at BJA in Washington, D.C.

The purpose of each fellowship is to make important policy and programmatic contributions in a priority area of criminal justice practice.

Fellows will collaborate with BJA and DOJ staff to provide critical outreach, data, research, and subject-matter expertise to inform the development of new BJA strategies and programs to benefit the field.
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Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program

Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Bureau of Justice Assistance

Estimated Funding: $4,200,000

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Eligible applicants are limited to individuals, as well as state, tribal, or local government, organizations, or academic institutions seeking to provide federal-level experience for one of their staff members.

Organizations seeking to place an employee as a fellow under this program will not have programmatic oversight of that staff person for those activities conducted as part of the fellowship.

For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

For purposes of this solicitation, "state" means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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