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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

If your attention is divided, the road only gets half your attention.


ICJI serves as the state's planning agency for criminal justice, juvenile justice, traffic safety, and victim services. Priorities for the agency are set by the executive team, with guidance from the board of trustees, and carried out by our staff.

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Up to $2 million in 2019 Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grants are available! Organizations that provide shelter, supportive services and community-based programs to survivors of domestic and dating violence – including specialized services for dependents – are invited to apply by Monday, April 23. The federal grant covers up to 80 percent of continuing FVPSA programs and 65 percent of those not funded last year. More information is in the hyperlink above.

Up to $500,000 in 2019 Social Service Block Grants are available! Domestic-violence shelters are invited to apply by Monday, April 23. Grants cover 100 percent of costs, including food and transportation to needed services. More information is in the hyperlink above.

Indiana public-school corporations and public charter schools are invited to apply on ICJI’s website by Friday, May 11 for 2018-19 Safe Haven competitive matching grants. Safe Haven funds evidence-based intervention and prevention programs and School Resource Officers. SRO applications may be submitted to either ICJI’s Safe Haven or the IDHS Secured School Safety grant, not both. Schools must ensure a 1:1 cash match is provided for any funds received. More information is in the hyperlink above.

Problems saving or opening funding announcements? Try a different browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. The eGrants system has a known issue where it adds underscores to the filename after the PDF extension.

The Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest Partnership is making 50-50 matching funds available to reimburse body armor purchases. Jurisdictions must have a written mandatory wear policy and purchase vests that are American-made and meet National Institute of Justice standards. Local law-enforcement agencies should submit applications to the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the hyperlink above before 6 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, May 29.

ICJI is accepting applications for the 2018 Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School this June 11-22 in Indianapolis. Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) courses will be scheduled later this year and a make-up Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) will be held in the fall.

Nevada's Crime Victim Compensation program may be able to help victims of the Oct. 1, 2017 attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas pay for medical bills, funeral expenses, mental health treatment, lost wages or other expenses. Applicants do not have to be Nevada residents or physically injured in the attack. Even those with no expenses today are encouraged to apply now in case expenses, such as counseling, are incurred in the future. Visit the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center website, complete the intake form and then follow the Nevada Crime Victim Compensation link.