OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement
and the community.
BJA is authorized to distribute funds to support projects designated for funding in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Public Law 117-103) that improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and assist victims of crime (other than compensation).
The explanatory statement regarding the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Public Law 117-103) lists the designated projects, which the act incorporates by reference, as stated in relevant part below — $184,707,000 is for discretionary grants to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, to prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and to assist victims of crime (other than compensation), which shall be used for the projects, and in the amounts, specified under the heading, "Byrne Discretionary Community Project Grants/ Byrne Discretionary Grants," in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act) [.] Pub.
B, title II (2022), 136 Stat 49, 12 5. Statutory Authority:
Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub.
117-103, 136 Stat.