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National Network to End Domestic Violence Training Session -

 Preparing for a Monitoring Visit -

Data Collection Section of Scope -

Closeout Training – “How to Submit" –

Supplanting –

Common Invoicing Issues  -

 How Can I use Data to Improve My Project? –

 Documentation of Time and Activities  -

 SASP Reporting -

 Sexual Assault Annual Reporting –

Human Trafficking Annual Output Report -

FVictims of Crime Act (VOCA) PMT –

Domestic Violence Annual Report  -

VOCA Annual Reporting – Victims of Crime Act Annual Reports - YouTube

Comming Soon!– Common Monitoring Findings – Recorded

Byrne JAG FY23 Application Announcement

Tennessee’s Department of Finance and Administration will apply for federal funds to combat illegal drug and violent crime activities in Tennessee under the 2023 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The estimated amount allocated to Tennessee is $5,310,979.00.  A summary of the OCJP Byrne JAG Grant application narrative is available for legislative review and comment here.

Written comments should be sent no later than Monday August 21, 2023 to: Office of Criminal Justice Programs 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave. North, Suite 1800 Nashville, TN 37243-1102.

OCJP is seeking qualified applicants to join their team.

OCJP Program Managers interact with state and local governmental agencies as well as non-profit agencies to oversee projects in criminal justice and victim services related fields by providing training and technical assistance to ensure successful project implementation and by ensuring contract compliance through on site monitoring of projects. 

Fiscal Manager Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute in a significant way to improve the safety of Tennesseans, by ensuring proper fiscal oversight to state and federal funding that seeks to reduce the prevalence of crime and victimization? We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative and detail oriented individual to join our team.

Fiscal Manager Announcement


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s capitol will be lit in blue from sunset on Wednesday, January 22 until dawn to raise awareness about slavery and human trafficking prevention.

“Human trafficking is the second-fastest growing criminal industry, just behind drug trafficking, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,” Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) Director Jennifer Brinkman said. “We’re committed to supporting organizations across Tennessee who are helping victims and spreading awareness to communities about this form of modern-day slavery.”

In the 2019 fiscal year, OCJP provided more than $760,000 to five human trafficking victim service agencies:

  End Slavery TN (Nashville)

  Second Life TN (Chattanooga)

  Memphis Leadership Foundation (Memphis)

  Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (Knoxville)

  Seventh Well (Chattanooga)

OCJP funding helped provide services and support to 279 victims of human trafficking. Services include:

  • Immediate Health and Safety Services which respond to immediate emotional and physical needs, such as crisis intervention; accompaniment to hospitals for medical examinations; crisis line counseling; and emergency needs like food, clothing, transportation and shelter.
  • Mental Health Assistance providing support services to victims to better understand the dynamics of victimization and to stabilize their lives through counseling, group treatment and therapy.
  • Advocacy in Criminal Justice Proceedings on behalf of human trafficking victims including: accompaniment to criminal justice offices and court; transportation to court; notification of victims regarding trial dates; case disposition information and parole consideration proceedings; restitution advocacy; and assistance with victim impact statements.

If you or someone you know has been affected by human trafficking you can contact the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-855-55-TNHTH.

The OCJP, a division of the department of Finance & Administration, functions as a strategic planning agency that secures, distributes, and manages federal and state funds for Tennessee, including Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds and STOP Violence Against Women Program (STOP) funds.

Public Service Announcements

As part of the Governor’s 2016 Public Safety Action Plan, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, funded by a grant under the Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has released an ongoing communications campaign about the signs of domestic violence and how to access services available to victims. The domestic violence campaign consists of four (4) public service announcements (PSAs) and two (2) poster creations to be displayed statewide that show the warning signs/ red flags of domestic violence, victim empowerment and peer support/ accountability.    Each public service announcement provides the phone number and the website address for the statewide domestic violence helpline, operated by Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, to obtain support, information, and resources.

Mirror Mirror


Make the Call

Video       Poster

Hard to Watch

 Video     Poster     

Lend a Hand


University of Memphis DVPSA project presentation

In the News

New center to offer services to domestic violence, sexual assault victims

Family Justice Center will be a safe place for victims

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This Page Last Updated: May 16, 2024 at 11:59 AM