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U.S. Department of Justice: Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combatting Violent Crime

Deadline: April 16, 2019

The Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combatting Violent Crime program will provide state, local, and tribal prosecutors with information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) to develop effective strategies and programs to address and prosecute individuals who commit violent crime. Prosecutors are leaders within the criminal justice system and possess an enormous responsibility within the criminal justice system. Accordingly, they are well-positioned to bring the police, community, and local agencies together to combat violent crime in their jurisdictions.

The Innovative Prosecution Solutions Program encourages prosecutors to use data in the development of their violent crime strategies and programs. As such, it builds upon analysis-driven, promising practices, and evidence-based prosecution by encouraging state, local, and tribal prosecutorial agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions.

Recipients of funding under this grant will test promising crime prevention, response, and reduction practices; implement evidence-based interventions; improve the effectiveness and efficiency of prosecutors’ processes and procedures; and establish sustainable partnerships with researchers to evaluate their effectiveness.

Amount: An estimated $2,160,000 is available to make up to six awards of up to $360,000 each for a 24-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2019.

Eligibility: State and local prosecutorial agencies, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform prosecution functions, or tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes (including tribal consortia operated as nonprofit organizations) acting as a fiscal agent for one or more prosecutor agencies.

Applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award are welcome; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire project. Only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient in more than one application.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312840

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