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State of Arizona BYRNE SCIP Grant Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $6,111,652)

The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission is a statutorily authorized entity mandated to carry out various coordinating, monitoring, and reporting functions regarding the administration and management of criminal justice programs in Arizona.

The Commission, as the state-administering agency for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and several other Bureau of Justice Assistance grant programs, distributes funds via competitive grants to state, tribal, county, and local government agencies to support the Drug, Gang, and Violent Crime Control (DGVCC) program. The 2020-2025 Drug, Gang, and Violent Crime Control State Strategy is the Commission's primary decision-making tool for allocating funds and guiding project activity for the DGVCC program. The DGVCC program utilizes federal, state, and local funding to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on local needs and conditions.

In response to gun crime violence reduction in Arizona, the ACJC and DGVCC program area will utilize funding from the State Crisis Intervention Program grant to convene a Crisis Intervention Advisory Board to approve Arizona’s state violence reduction programs and initiatives. With the assistance of the Advisory Board, the DGVCC program will seek applications for pass-through funding assistance to support state and local units of government with the creation and implementation of state crisis intervention court proceedings, extreme risk protection orders, and related gun violence reduction programs and initiatives. The following state crisis intervention court proceedings and related programs and projects will be allowable under the competitive grant:

Extreme Risk Protection Order Programs, including:

Training for those Implementing ERPO Programs
Communication, Education, and Public Awareness

Related court-based, behavioral health deflection, and gun safety programs and initiatives, including:

Specialized court-based programs, including those that specifically accept clients with firearm violations
Behavioral health deflection for those at risk to themselves or others
Law enforcement agencies to safely secure, store, track, and return relinquished guns

In addition, the DGVCC program will engage ACJC’s in-house Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) to serve as a research partner for the required cooperation component for the proposed project and will be responsible for analyzing available data, evaluating program effectiveness, and using performance measurement indicators to measure program outcomes.

Date Created: February 13, 2023