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'Mental Health'

Feb 07

Federal Public Safety Grant Opportunities

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on February 7, 2023 at 3:23 PM by Legislative Staff

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in the U.S. Department of Justice announced several available FY2023 federal grant opportunities related to substance abuse, mental health, reentry, and veterans. Below are the grants where municipalities are eligible to apply, along with a description, applicable webinars, and application deadlines. Please note that these grant opportunities require a two-step application process through separate federal grant systems administered by grants.gov and justgrants.gov. 

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Dec 23

State AG Announces Sweeping Overhaul of Police Use of Force Policy

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on December 23, 2020 at 1:55 PM by Legislative Staff

This week, Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal issued two new Law Enforcement Directives –  Directive No. 2020-13 announcing a new, statewide Use of Force Policy applicable to all state, county and local law enforcement officers in New Jersey; and Directive No. 2020-14, establishing countywide working groups to address mental health and special needs populations and creating a framework for coordination with state partners.  

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