Application for Prosecutor-Led Diversion Initiative Grants

Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, working in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Center for Court Innovation, is pleased to announce the opening of an online application for prosecutors to request training and technical assistance under the BJA/APA Prosecutor-Led Diversion Initiative.  This initiative is a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) national training and technical assistance program designed to help prosecutors plan, implement, and evaluate new prosecutor-led diversion options. Funded under the Second Chance Act, the program seeks to encourage and provide assistance to prosecutors who are building the next generation of diversion programming: programs that serve individuals who are jail or prison bound and who frequently suffer from mental illness or drug dependency issues or are victims of human trafficking.

Sixteen or more jurisdictions will receive intensive training and technical assistance help, which may include: an onsite visit from a dedicated TTA team; regular consultation with the team by telephone, correspondence, and email; opportunities to visit other diversion programs, and assistance through the Prosecutor-Led Diversion Mentor Site Network.  To be considered as part of the first wave of eight sites to be selected, please complete an application by Friday, November 18, 2016.  Applications submitted after that date will be considered for a subsequent wave of eight jurisdictions to receive such help or as training and technical assistance resources permit.  
You may complete an application by going to:


Robert W. Hood
Director, Community Prosecution & Violent Crime Division
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
11 Dupont Circle NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036