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National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,000,000)

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for research and evaluation activities to organizations that OJJDP designates.The purpose of the National Initiative is to explore, advance, assess, and disseminate information about strategies intended to enhance procedural justice, reduce implicit bias, and support racial reconciliation. The National Initiative involves multiple activities, including implementing evidence based strategies in pilot sites; establishing an information clearinghouse; conducting research; translating research for practitioner audiences; and promoting public discourse about procedural justice, reducing bias, and supporting racial reconciliation as a means to build community trust. The FY 2015 supplemental funding will support developing and implementing the most rigorous fidelity tests and process and outcome evaluations of procedural justice, racial reconciliation and implicit bias in all pilot sites under the National Initiative.

Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 27, 2015