Adult & Juvenile Justice Assistance

Office of Adult & Juvenile Justice Assistance


New Grant Opportunities

Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant Program - The Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant Program is a funding opportunity offered through the Office of Adult and Juvenile Assistance (OAJJA). The goal of the Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant Program is to allow the department and local governments to evaluate and design safer streets and neighborhood models that discourage crime, revitalize community image, and establish place-specific crime prevention strategies that account for geographic, cultural, economic, and social characteristics of the target areas. 

Please see the Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Program grant page for more information.


2024 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) - Byrne SCIP focuses on gun violence and the programs and initiatives that target the risk factors that are likely to lead to this kind of violence. The goals for the 2024 Colorado Byrne State Crisis Intervention (Byrne SCIP) Grant Program as established by the Governor-appointed JAG/SCIP Board are to increase professional petitioner use and understanding of the appropriate use of extreme risk protection orders across Colorado from 60 per year to 240 per year (+400%), by September 30, 2026; mitigate gun violence in the most impacted communities in Colorado by increasing the capacity of at least 40 community-based organizations, specialized court programs, and law enforcement agencies to implement community violence intervention, crisis intervention, behavioral health deflection, treatment services, and gun safety programs or initiatives, by September 30, 2026; and decrease intentional and negligent gun violence injuries and fatalities in Colorado from 2,109 to 1,687 annually (-20%), by September 30, 2026. 

Please see the 2024 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) grant page for more information.


Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) - The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), offered through the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the mission of assisting state, local and and tribal law enforcement efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence and to improve the administration of the criminal justice system.

Please see the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) grant page for more information.



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.

Complete a DCRA Form  


Board, Council, & Committee

The Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance supports the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Council and the Justice Assistance Grant Board. For specific questions and staff Contact Us.

Grant Programs


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.