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National Outreach Programs to Provide Peer Support, Counseling, Services and Resources to Survivors of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $3,500,000)

Enacted in 1976, the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program is a collaborative effort of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), PSOB Office, and local, state, tribal, and federal public safety agencies and national organizations to provide Death, Disability, and Education Benefits to those eligible for the program. This collaboration relies significantly on the ability of the PSOB Office to work with national partners to maintain and enhance a wide range of effective survivor resources, including national peer support and counseling programs that assist the families of public safety officers who have fallen in the line of duty. The Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. will assist families and loved ones of the nation's fallen law enforcement officers with their grief; increase awareness of PSOB benefits; and, streamline and improve the PSOB Death Benefits claim process for survivors and surviving agencies.


Date Created: September 27, 2016