Smart Policing Initiative

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in collaboration with CNA, is pleased to support the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI, formerly known as the Strategies for Policing Innovation Initiative). The SPI program is a collaborative effort among BJA, CNA, state and local law enforcement agencies, and researchers. It is designed to assist agencies with identifying innovative and evidence-based solutions to effectively and efficiently tackle chronic crime problems in their jurisdictions. This website features information, findings, research, and tools from SPI sites across the nation. We hope interested users find this website to be a useful resource as they learn about innovative policing strategies.

Innovation Highlight

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) was developed and is administered by the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The JRI offers a participating state the resources it needs to design and implement a data-driven, cost-effective approach for managing criminal justice populations. The 36 states that have participated in JRI have saved or averted just over $1 billion and invested half of that in strategies designed to reduce recidivism.

Learn about The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: A Guide for States here.






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