BJA FY 2015 National Initiatives: Promoting Effective Justice Systems Strategies – The purpose of this program is to provide state and local criminal justice practitioners and stakeholders with objective information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) on timely and emerging criminal justice issues and actionable information to improve the uptake and quality of evidence-based practice. Category 1 of this solicitation seeks a provider to develop content for a web-based clearinghouse and provide technical assistance to criminal justice practitioners and stakeholders regarding the science and practice of risk and needs assessment to inform decisions at various points in the criminal justice system. Category 1 is funded through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) appropriation, under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Pub. L. 113-235. Category 2 of this solicitation seeks to identify a provider or team of providers to leverage and bolster the successful work to date of the National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women. Category 2 is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The JAG Program (42 U.S.C. 3750 et seq.) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 16, 2015.