Peer Reviewers Needed To Evaluate Grant Applications

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is currently recruiting experts in the criminal justice and mental health fields to serve as peer reviewers to evaluate the 2008 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHC) and Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program: National Initiatives(Byrne Competitive Program) grant applications.
The Byrne Competitive Program helps local communities improve the capacityof local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program seeks to increase public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness who come into contact with the criminal or juvenile justice systems.
Experts in crime and drug abuse prevention, law enforcement, courts,corrections, reentry, justice information sharing and mental health are needed to review applications. Interested individuals can submit their resumes to AskBJA@usdoj.gov (for JMHC) or Byrne.Discretionary@usdoj.gov(for Byrne Competitive Program).

Reviewing grants is a good way to learn more about the grant process.

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