Library of Byrne JAG Promising Programs

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Byrne JAG funds in Texas support border security initiatives. The proximity of the Texas/ Mexico international border has left many rural counties in the state dealing with a large influx of human, drug, and sex trafficking crimes committed by large transnational criminal organizations. Texas seeks to support regional, multi-disciplinary approaches that coordinates law enforcement agencies to combat transnational organized crime activities. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Texas Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division

Keywords

Police; Policing; Immigration; Sex Crimes; Sex Offenders 

#Law_Enforcement
#Law_Enforcement_Operations
#Texas

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Tennessee has implemented a pilot pretrial assessment project in Nashville and Knoxville. The project seeks to enhance public safety and improve criminal justice efficiency and effectiveness by eliminating the unnecessary use of pretrial detention. The pilot sites will determine which charges will qualify for consideration in this project, and then an assessment will be chosen and tested.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs

Additional Resource(s)

(Press Release): Three finalist sites chosen for Tennessee Pretrial Assistance (Community Resources for Justice, 2015) 


Keywords

Court; Courts; Judicial; Judiciary; Prosecution; Corrections; Jail; Prisons; Risk Assessment

#Prosecution_and_Courts_Including_Indigent_Defense
#Pretrial_Justice_Initiatives
#Tennessee

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Byrne JAG funds support planning and implementation to expand Family Justice Centers (FJCs) in 5 new communities (Nashville, Chattanooga, Cookeville, Johnson City, and the City of Jackson). FJCs serve as a comprehensive support center by co-locating services for victims of crime. Typical services include those provided by law enforcement, prosecutors, court, civil legal services and social service professionals. These sites were further supported through a training and technical assistance Byrne JAG grant to the Knoxville FJC. 

Agency and Program Information

Keywords

Trauma; Families; Counseling; Mental Health; Mental Illness; Behavioral Health

#Victims_Services_and_Supports
#Tennessee

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In the City of Jackson, Byrne JAG funds supported the implementation of the gang resistance and prevention Phoenix Curriculum for students in school, after school, and during the summer in order to teach them alternatives to gang membership and violence in a social learning atmosphere that stresses non-violent coping skills. This program includes parental involvement and is utilized by Juvenile Court when individuals are assessed as needing gang intervention and education.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs

Additional Resource(s)

(News Article)Federal Partnership helps with 'steady reduction in crime' in Jackson (The Jackson Sun, 2017)


Keywords

Schools; Campuses; Gangs; Juveniles; Violent Crime

#Prevention_and_Education
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#Tennessee

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Byrne JAG funds support the Tennessee Department of Corrections project to provide temporary transportation services to assist with access to critical reentry services for probationers and parolees with revoked licenses for up to 30 days. Services are intended to reduce recidivism by assisting individuals travel to meetings, work or treatment services that are required as a condition of their release. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs

Keywords

Offender Services; Driver; Driving; Parole; Probation; Supervision

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Reentry
#Corrections_and_Community_Corrections
#Tennessee

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In Tennessee, Byrne JAG funds support 18 Multi-Jurisdictional Drug and Violent Crime Task Forces that target gangs, drugs and violent crime in 70 counties. The Task Forces bolster methamphetamine and prescription drug enforcement efforts and support community collaboration by bringing together local resources.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs

Additional Resources


Keywords

MJTF; Police; Violence; Policing; Law Enforcement; Opioids

#Law_Enforcement
#Law_Enforcement_Task_Force_Operations_and_Personnel
#Tennessee

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Byrne JAG funds support the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in collaboration with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association, and the Volunteer Behavioral Health Care Services of Tennessee, provides officers involved in a shooting with trauma debriefing and counseling to help them work through any residual trauma or post-traumatic stress associated with the shooting.

Agency and Program Information


Keywords

PTSD; Officer Support; Law Enforcement; Mental Health; Mental Illness

#Law_Enforcement
#Mental_Health_or_Co-Occurring_Screening_Assessment_and_Treatment
#Tennessee

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Byrne JAG funds support the Targeted Community Crime Reduction Projects (TCCRPs). The projects focus targeted resources to develop evidence-based crime reduction strategies in cities with high rates of violent and drug-related crime using a three-pronged strategy of pre-enforcement, enforcement, and offender intervention. Johnson City, Jackson, and Knoxville utilize crime-data to identify portion(s) of the city for intervention and gauge the result bringing successful techniques into other areas of the jurisdiction.

Agency and Program Information


Keywords

Drugs; Police; Policing; Law Enforcement; Violent Crime

#Law_Enforcement
#Crime_Prevention
#Law_Enforcement_Task_Force_Operations_and_Personnel
#Tennessee

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Byrne JAG funds support statewide trainings to improve the criminal justice response to violent crime. Trainings have included: forensic training in death investigation for both sworn investigators and state medical examiner personnel; executive leadership training for local law enforcement agencies and professional development of state investigators; correctional staff training to properly identify gang members; and training for judicial staff and law enforcement entities on topics including body cameras, IT system constraints and bystander privacy. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs


Keywords

Police; Policing; Technology; Evidence; Courts

#Law_Enforcement
#Law_Enforcement_Training
#Tennessee

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Byrne JAG funds in South Dakota support projects within the Department of Corrections such as the PreRelease Program and the Restrictive Housing Program. These programs work to improve public safety, reduce repeat offenders and increase the use of prison space for violent, chronic, and career criminals.

Agency and Program Information

Additional Resource(s)

(Program Report): Crime and Justice Institute Report on Restrictive Housing in the SD State Penitentiary (2015)


Keywords

Reentry; Probation; Parole; Supervision; Jail; Jails

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Reentry
#SouthDakota

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