Office of Adult & Juvenile Justice Assistance
New Grant Opportunities
Please check back regularly for new funding opportunities.
New Reporting Feature
The Death in Custody Reporting Act (DCRA; Public Law 113-242) requires states to report to the Attorney General information regarding the death of any person who is either detained, under arrest, in the process of being arrested, en route to be incarcerated, or is incarcerated at a municipal or county jail, state prison, state-run boot camp prison, boot camp prison that is contracted out by the state, or any state or local contract facility, or other local or state correctional facility (including any juvenile facility). These death-in-custody data were previously captured by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).
In 2019, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) took over the aggregation of state and local mortality data on behalf of the Department of Justice. State Administering Agencies (SAAs) continue to be responsible for collecting these data on a quarterly basis from state and local entities including law enforcement agencies, local jails, correctional institutions, medical examiners, and other state agencies. SAAs then compile and submit the data to BJA as part of their Justice Assistance Grant reporting.
Death in Custody Reporting
In Colorado, reporting is required to the Division of Criminal Justice, which is the SAA for the state. Please fill out the form and submit. It will be approved by DCJ and if there are questions they will be in contact with the submitter.
The Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance (OAJJA) manages several state and federal grant programs--all designed to provide support to and assist in the improvement of the justice system. Programs range from juvenile justice funding to support priorities such as addressing the needs of low-risk but high-need juveniles or research and evaluation, to criminal justice funding that supports local law enforcement and other criminal justice entities. Funding is generally made available to local and state agencies (both governmental and non-governmental) through a grant-making process.
- Body-Worn Camera Grant Program
- Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant Program
- Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding
- Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program
- John R. Justice
- Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
- Juvenile Diversion Grant Program
- Juvenile Formula/Title II Grant Program
- Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program (LEAGP)
- Law Enforcement Workforce Recruitment, Retention, and Tuition Grant Program
- Multidisciplinary Crime Prevention and Crisis Intervention Grant Program
- National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)
- Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN)
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Grant Program (RSAT)
- State’s Mission for Assistance in Recruiting and Training (SMART) Grant Program
- Synthetic Opiate Poisoning Investigation and Distribution Interdiction Grant Program
- Youth Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Pilot Grant Program
- Colorado Children & Youth Information Sharing
- Colorado Evidence-Based Programs and Practices Toolkit
- Family Advocacy Toolkit
- Colorado Reference Guide - Juvenile Screening & Assessment Tools
- PREA for Local Law Enforcement
- Truancy and the Use of Detention
- CrimeSolutions is a central resource from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Its purpose is to assist in practical decision making and program implementation by gathering information on justice-related programs and practices and reviewing evaluation and meta-analysis research against standard criteria.