FY 13 BJA Visiting Fellows Program


BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building. Driving BJA's work in the field are the following principles: • Emphasize local control. • Build relationships in the field. • Provide training and technical assistance in support of efforts to prevent crime, drug abuse, and violence at the national, state, and local levels. • Develop collaborations and partnerships. • Promote capacity building through planning. • Streamline the administration of grants. • Increase training and technical assistance. • Create accountability of projects. • Encourage innovation. • Communicate the value of justice efforts to decision makers at every level. BJA has four primary components: Policy, Programs, Planning, and the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Office. The Fellows will work in the Policy Office, which provides national leadership in criminal justice policy, training, and technical assistance to further the administration of justice. It also acts as a liaison to national organizations that partner with BJA to set policy and help disseminate information on best and promising practices. These Fellows will be placed to work in partnership with one of BJA’s four Policy Office Teams: Adjudication and Law Enforcement, Justice Systems, Justice Information Sharing, and Strategic Initiatives.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/27/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Justice Programs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are individuals, as well as state, tribal, or local government, organizations, or academic institutions seeking to place a staff member in BJA. All persons serving in the fellowship positions must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. The person seeking to be placed in the Fellowship must have at least 5 years of criminal justice expertise in the relevant area of criminal justice practice or research, working in a policy or applied criminal justice setting, such as a criminal justice agency (law enforcement, criminal courts, prosecutor, corrections, or partner agency such as a social service provider), or an agency or office with responsibility for criminal justice and public policy (such as a governorÂ’s office, mayorÂ’s office, or other important policy setting pertinent to criminal justice). Researchers should apply only if they have an expertise and specific skills in the areas of developing models and applied research tools for the field, implementation of evidence-based practices, and collection and analysis of data and performance management.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to support@grants.gov.
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $225,000.00


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