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Federal Application Narrative for Review and Comment

Tennessee’s Department of Finance and Administration will apply for federal funds to combat illegal drug and violent crime activities in Tennessee under the 2018 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The estimated amount allocated to Tennessee is $4,996,063 (2017 Allocation Amount). A summary of the OCJP Byrne JAG Grant application narrative is available for public review and comment  here.

Written comments should be sent by Monday June 11, 2018 to:

Office of Criminal Justice Programs
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave. North, Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37243-1102.

Attention: Attendees at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1, 2017

If you or a family member were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival attack on Sunday, October 1, Nevada's Crime Victim Compensation program may be able to help you pay for expenses such as medical bills, funeral expenses, mental health treatment, or lost wages. You may apply for help whether or not you were physically injured in the attack. You do not have to be a resident of the State of Nevada to apply. Even if you have no expenses today, we encourage you to apply now in case you incur expenses in the future, such as counseling. Please go to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center website and complete the intake form and then go the Nevada Crime Victim Compensation link.

Career Opportunities with OCJP

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Public Service Announcements

As part of the Governor’s 2016 Public Safety Action Plan, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, funded by a grant under the Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has released an ongoing communications campaign about the signs of domestic violence and how to access services available to victims. The domestic violence campaign consists of four (4) public service announcements (PSAs) and two (2) poster creations to be displayed statewide that show the warning signs/ red flags of domestic violence, victim empowerment and peer support/ accountability.    Each public service announcement provides the phone number and the website address for the statewide domestic violence helpline, operated by Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, to obtain support, information, and resources.

Mirror Mirror


Make the Call

Video       Poster

Hard to Watch

 Video       Poster     

Lend a Hand


University of Memphis DVPSA project presentation


Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October 2016

Reducing the incidence of domestic violence in Tennessee is a key component of Governor Haslam’s Public Safety Plan. We thank the Nashville Family Justice Center for creating a new tool and sharing it with all of us. The link below is to a short video on the dynamics of domestic violence. Please share.


Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October 2017

Click Here to view the 2017 Domestic Violence Awareness Month schedule. 

Click Here to view the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth’s The Advocate October 2017 issue focusing on Domestic Violence. 


In the News

New center to offer services to domestic violence, sexual assault victims

Family Justice Center will be a safe place for victims


The final rule for its Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program was published in the Federal Register with an effective date of August 8, 2016. OCJP will have an effective date of January 1, 2017 for the new VOCA
regulations. Please review the new regulations,


If you are interested in open solicitations go to Grant Applications.

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