Fall 2017 Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant Solicitation

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) announces availability of grant funds for local criminal justice planning.  Localities are invited to apply for funds to develop and implement a framework to fully utilize local Community Criminal Justice Boards (CCJB) as specified in §9.1-180 of the Code of Virginia. The intent of this project is to foster cross system collaboration by developing a multidisciplinary framework to identify and develop data driven solutions for specific and system wide challenges throughout the criminal justice system.

Once developed and implemented, the CCJB framework will be the locality’s primary tool for identifying challenges and solutions for criminal justice system. Examples of specific projects the CCJB framework should be able to address are: substance abuse, mental health, re-entry, domestic violence, homelessness, community engagement, technology improvement and data sharing.