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Access to Justice for the Juvenile Offender Population: Opportunities for Judicial and ... - 0 views

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    This project should generate an increase in the number of juvenile offenders referred to and/or completing alterative sentences, reduce recidivism, and facilitate access to justice for particularly vulnerable juvenile populations, including migrants, the disabled, afro-descendent and indigenous populations, and juveniles suffering from addiction, especially in Limón, Pococí, Puntarenas, San Carlos, the Southern Zone near the Panamanian border, and other vulnerable areas, as identified. Project activities should also facilitate the reinsertion of juvenile offenders into their communities by identifying educational and employment options for juvenile offenders, providing tools and strategies to facilitate their engagement with the formal education and employment sectors, and increasing access to drug treatment services. The project should also increase the services available to victims of juvenile offenders, by adapting the restorative justice framework to address the particular needs of this population, and equip a larger population of Poder Judicial staff to apply restorative techniques and provide continuity to the project by training future staff.
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Justice Sector Technical Assistance Program - 0 views

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    The Higher Judicial Council (HJC) is the main body charged with improving and reforming the judiciary. However, the HJC admittedly does not have the technical expertise to make these wide-ranging, systemic reforms in the two areas indicated above. The technical expertise from an implementer would provide expert advice and training on how to prosecute and adjudicate complex criminal cases that involve the use of technical evidence and/or evidence derived from modern forensic techniques, especially as they relate to cases involving money laundering, cybercrime, and terrorism. Training, advice, and mentorship are also needed on the development and use of a plea bargaining system and on alternatives to incarceration that are written in the law, but implemented on an ad hoc basis. There are alternatives to incarceration laws on the books, i.e. setting bail and parole for minor misdemeanor cases, however they are either not used or used on an inconsistent basis. There is no law on plea bargaining.
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BJA FY 18 Supporting Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs to Improve Officer and Public... - 0 views

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    To further the Administration’s commitment to locally-driven public safety solutions and to being responsive to critical emerging issues, BJA is seeking applications for Supporting Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs to Improve Officer and Public Safety. BJA has created this program to launch a robust and creative grant funding stream for the field. Supporting Innovation invites applicants to develop and test solutions that will improve officer and public safety and save lives. Lessons learned from these projects can serve as models for the nation’s criminal justice system regarding reducing violent crime, including violent crime related to tribes and tribal members, and addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic.
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BJA FY 18 Justice Accountability Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance... - 0 views

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    The Justice Accountability Initiative (JAI) is a data-driven approach that can help state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies analyze, understand, and address reducing recidivism and crime. The overall goal of JAI is to reduce crime by reducing the risk of recidivism, particularly violent recidivism. State and local agencies can accomplish this goal by creating and improving risk prediction tools , needs assessments and supervision plans, and building data-sharing and notification systems across criminal justice stakeholders. These strategies will also save in costs and improve operational efficiencies that can be reinvested in proven strategies to reduce crime and recidivism.
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Increasing Access to Justice in Bangladesh - 0 views

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    This project will provide professional and technical development for defense legal professionals that provide criminal legal aid services in Bangladesh and help develop the organizational capacity of government legal aid committees to improve access to justice for indigent Bangladeshis. The project will provide legal training for defense lawyers to enhance the quality of legal aid services and engage with government legal aid committees to develop strategic initiatives to improve public outreach capabilities, planning, administrative capacity, and coordination among government facilities and NGOs. The project will support efforts to counter violent extremism in Bangladesh through improving access to justice and formal mechanisms to air grievances.
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Enhancing Prosecutions of Wildlife Crime - 0 views

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    INL seeks to enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity in combating wildlife trafficking through the professional development of prosecutors, magistrates and judges handling wildlife-related cases. This project seeks to develop oral advocacy and mediation skills through mock trial competitions on complex cases related to wildlife trafficking.
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Court Archiving Project - Lebanon - 0 views

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    Lebanon's current court archiving system is insufficient to meet the demands of the caseload of the justice sector. The goal is to support the Lebanese judicial system to establish and use a legal archival system for paper and electronic cases in order to process cases more efficiently and effectively and to have the ability to retrieve past court proceeding files. As part of this project, the implementer will train file attendants/court clerks (those responsible for this process) on proper filing conventions, document preservation, tracking of files released/returned (including tracking the individual documents contained in each file to ensure files are whole upon return) and other areas related to paper and electronic file maintenance identified as-needed.
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Countering DPRK &Iranian Proliferation Activities N.Africa - 0 views

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    The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to counter Democratic People's Republic of Korea -DPRK's and Iran's activities in North Africa, which could contribute toward the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
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Justice Sector Training, Research, and Coordination Plus (JusTRAC+) Program - 0 views

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    The goals of the Justice Sector Training, Research, and Coordination Plus (JusTRAC+) program are twofold: (1) to enhance the applied knowledge and skills of individuals and organizations that fund, design, manage, and implement rule of law programs, including U.S. Government personnel; and (2) to improve rule of law programming coordination among U.S. Government agencies, foreign governments, and multilateral, international and non-governmental organizations by supplementing educational activities with analytical products, stakeholder consultation, and dialogue facilitation support.
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Delivery of Training Program Women in the Justice System: Developing an Agency Wide App... - 0 views

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    The prison population for women has grown at double the pace of men over the past 40 years and is the fastest growing population in jails. It is critical to incorporate the relevant research and practice into the development of policy, practice and programs to reduce the rate of growth in women's correctional populations and improve management of women in our justice systems.
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BJA FY 18 Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative - 0 views

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    DOJ’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) is designed to engage the full range of criminal justice policymakers and practitioners in the development of innovative strategies to improve the justice information sharing (JIS) and technology capabilities of state, local and tribal agencies. In order to be effective, Global’s approach requires training and technical assistance (TTA) to adequately engage stakeholders; facilitate working groups and task teams; develop products and publications; and offer implementation support to the field. The FY 2018 Global solicitation is designed to enhance Global’s ability to achieve its goals through the provision of TTA support.
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Rapid Response Grants - Pop Collab - 0 views

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    The Pop Culture Collaborative represents an innovative hub for high impact partnerships and grants designed to help organizations and individuals leverage the reach and power of pop culture for social justice goals. Pop Up Rapid Response Grants are designed to help organizations working to build movements, drive campaigns, produce stories, and leverage media and entertainment mediums to drive positive narrative and social change in popular culture. Funded projects must impact, support, or engage at least one of these community groups: people of color, immigrants, refugees, or Muslims. Examples of funded projects include public events and private retreats; tool and resource prototypes; network and partnership building; story, narrative, and strategy design process; and creative content including short film/video, concerts, music recordings, etc. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000. Requests may be submitted at any time by nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and individuals. Visit the Collaborative's website to learn more about the Pop Up Rapid Response Grants program.
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BJA FY 18 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance P... - 0 views

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    PSN is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in gang violence and gun crime. The program's effectiveness is based on the cooperation and partnerships of local, state, and federal agencies engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in each district. One if the five core components of PSN is its provision of available training opportunities to PSN teams to assist them in the effective implementation of the critical components identified in their approved Strategic Action Plans. The Department will make available training and technical assistance (TTA) to our state, local, and tribal partners, to ensure they have the information they need to succeed. BJA will be seeking TTA providers who will develop criminal justice-related curricula and deliver TTA to state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies, other justice system agencies, and communities.
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National Survey of Prosecutors, 2019 (NSP19) - 0 views

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    Under 34 U.S.C. § 10132 (c)(3), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is authorized to “collect and analyze data that will serve as a continuous and comparable national social indication of the prevalence, incidence, rates, extent, distribution, and attributes of crime.” To support this goal, BJS has conducted prior surveys of prosecutors and will update that information collection with this solicitation. The National Survey of Prosecutors, 2019 (NSP19) will focus on the administration of prosecution activities. The survey will update basic information, such as office size, types of staff and resources, as well as emerging issues important to the Attorney General’s priorities, such as the prosecution of violent crime, human trafficking, cybercrime, and responses to the opioid crisis. The survey will also collect information on problem-solving courts, prosecutorial diversion, processing of forensic evidence, plea bargains, and trials. There are over 2,300 prosecutor offices in the U.S. The recipient of funds will be asked to verify and update the sampling frame, design a sampling strategy, design a survey of state prosecutor offices, convene at least one meeting of a panel of experts to review the survey instrument and survey contact strategies, and submit the sampling plan and survey to BJS. After approval, the team will field the survey, collect the data, deliver the data to BJS, and work with BJS to analyze and report the data.
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Strengthening Implementation of Anti-Corruption Standards in Europe - 0 views

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    This award will support efforts in at two or three of five target countries (select among: Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Armenia, and Montenegro) to identify priority substantive anti-corruption measures and assist in implementation of related reform actions. The substantive measures will be determined in reference to the countries' commitments in the context of relevant international standards, and to the recommendations of the peer review bodies associated with those standards. Several anti-corruption mechanisms and fora promote action on these standards by facilitating peer reviews, resulting in recommendations for reform, or by generating country commitments. Exemplar mechanisms and fora include UNCAC and GRECO (primary) and the Anti-Bribery Convention, Istanbul Action Plan, Open Government Partnership, and related policy (secondary). Each of the target countries has engaged in at least one of these entities and has received recommendations or made commitments to address corruption in various ways. INL intends for this project to initiate a multi-stakeholder process in each country selected for this project to prioritize two to three peer review body recommendations addressed to - or political commitments made by -- the country. The project should then support the development of action plans and targeted follow-up action (i.e. technical assistance, advocacy, and coordination) to help governments implement the action plans. Suggested focus areas in which to develop priorities, action plans, and follow-up measures could include judicial integrity/independence, criminalizing and enforcing foreign bribery, transparency of party funding and electoral campaigns, law enforcement reforms, and public procurement fraud and corruption. Supporting action in these areas would aid the criminal justice sector and civil society in making tangible steps to adopt laws, policies, or procedures that either prevent or combat corruption.
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Justice Awards - Foundation For Improvement of Justice, Inc - Awards Program - 0 views

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    The Foundation recognizes and awards up to seven nominees on an annual basis with a an awards package which includes: the Paul H. Chapman medal, a check for $10,000, a commendation bar pin, a certificate of appreciation, and an invitation to an awards banquet in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Please note that these are awards for successful accomplishments inclusive of innovative programs which have proven effective and can serve as models for others. Recipients are not required to render any further services as a condition of receiving an award. The Foundation does NOT provide grants for future projects, anticipated works, nor scholarships for desired aspirations.
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PAR-18-479: Detecting and Preventing Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth ... - 0 views

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    This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Opportunities for detection and prevention start at early points of contact (e.g., police interaction, the intake interview) and continue through many juvenile justice settings (e.g., pre-trial detention, juvenile or family court activities, court disposition, placement and on-going care in either residential or multiple community settings.) This FOA invites intervention strategies that are designed to be delivered in typical service settings using typically available personnel and resources, to enhance the implementation of interventions that prove effective, enhance their future uptake in diverse settings, and thereby reduce risk of suicide and self-harm in this population.
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Look Beneath the Surface Regional Anti-Trafficking Program - 0 views

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    The Administration for Children in Families (ACF), Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is announcing funds for the Look Beneath the Surface Regional Anti-Trafficking (LBS) Program. The LBS Program will serve as a focal point in targeted geographic areas and focus on the identification and referral of foreign and/or domestic victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Victim identification activities under the LBS Program include direct outreach to victims, anti-trafficking training and outreach to local professionals and organizations or entities that may encounter victims of trafficking, active participation in a strong multidisciplinary anti-trafficking coalition or task force, and strategic public awareness activities.
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OVC FY 17 Action Partnerships for National Membership, Professional Affiliation, and Co... - 0 views

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    Under the OVC FY 2017 Action Partnerships for National Membership, Professional Affiliation, and Community Service Organizations: Post-Conviction Services to Victims of Crime solicitation, applicants will be asked to address one or a combination of the following areas: Victim services throughout post-conviction involvement in criminal cases through appeal, parole, and psychiatric review hearings, etc.Unique issues in serving victims involved with cold cases (it is understood there may not be an actual conviction in these instances), capital cases, and/or wrongful conviction cases.Emerging issues such as retroactive legislation making necessary protocols for victim notification and other services and support.Provision of victim services through facilitated dialogue processes such as victim driven voluntary restorative justice programs and/or diversion programs or tribal peacemaking programs in lieu of conviction.Field-generated ideas or other issues related to post-conviction services not addressed above where applicants can effectively demonstrate a need or gap.
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FY 2017 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X-State) Implementation Assistance Prog... - 0 views

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    The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative is part of a national movement to expand the number of law enforcement (LE) agencies reporting crime data to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NCS-X seeks to transition a select sample of 400 LE agencies from across the country, including all of the largest agencies, to NIBRS, in order to use NIBRS data to generate national crime statistics. Under this funding announcement, BJS, in partnership with the FBI, seeks applications for funding to enable small and medium local LE agencies in the NCS-X sampleâ€Â"those agencies with fewer than 750 or more sworn officers that are currently not reporting incident-based data to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Programâ€Â"to report crime data to the FBI’s NIBRS, either through their state UCR Program or directly to the FBI. Enhancing the ability of LE agencies in the nation to submit incident-based data to their state UCR Program or to the FBI directly is an effort jointly supported by BJS and the FBI.
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