Police Worn Body Camera Partnership
As part of its “Strengthening Community Policing” initiative the White House has indicated that it is seeking congressional approval for $263 million to fund police body cameras and training.
At this time the Office of Criminal Justice Programs has no information on how this program will be implemented if it is approved. We will post more information as it becomes available to us.
For more information on the “Strengthening Community Policing” initiative see the fact sheet which has been released by the White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/01/fact-sheet-strengthening-community-policing).
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has released an online toolkit of strategies for community collaboration to assist abused and neglected children and their caregivers. This free resource models the OVC-funded Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS) program in Charleston, SC, which connects child victims and their caretakers to local organizations who provide resources and special opportunities to these families in need. The toolkit offers lessons learned from the HALOS initiative, recommends strategies for establishing programs similar to HALOS, and provides sample tools to use with partnering organizations.
Tennessee’s Department of Finance and Administration has applied for federal funds to combat illegal drug and violent crime activities in Tennessee under the 2015 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The estimated amount allocated to Tennessee is $5,003,236. A summary of the Byrne JAG Grant application is available for public review and comment at the state Office of Criminal Justice Programs website at:
Written comments should be sent by June 14, 2015 to:
Office of Criminal Justice Programs
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave. North, Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37243-1102.