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Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP)

Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program

The Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP) furthers the U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) mission by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence, with a particular focus on gun violence and the programs and initiatives that target the risk factors that are likely to lead to this kind of violence.

Background: On June 25, 2022, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022 into law to reduce gun violence and save lives, and to make progress toward keeping guns out of dangerous hands. In signing the bill into law, the President noted that this historic act “invests in antiviolence programs that work — that work directly with the people who are most likely to commit these crimes or become victims of gun crimes.”  As authorized by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022, Michigan will receive $7,945,884 for the Byrne SCIP.  This first award is a combined fiscal year 2022 and 2023 award.  Each of the three subsequent year awards will be $3,972,942, with a budget period of 48-months.  

State Advisory Board (SAB) Requirement: As part of the federal requirements, Michigan created a diverse crisis intervention SAB to inform and guide the state’s related gun violence reduction programs and initiatives. Program and budget plans will be developed, reviewed, and approved by the SAB.

Michigan SAB Members:

Discipline Represented Name Organization
State Law Enforcement TBD Michigan State Police - State Services Bureau
Local Law Enforcement Mr. Bob Stevenson Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police
County Law Enforcement Mr. Matt Saxton Michigan Sheriffs’ Association
Community Ms. Jenita Moore Executive Office of the Governor
Courts Mr. Ryan Gamby State Court Administrative Office
Prosecution Ms. Cheri Bruinsma Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
Behavioral Health Ms. Diane Pelts Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
Victim Services Ms. Angie Povilaitis Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Legal Counsel Ms. Robyn Liddell Michigan Department of Attorney General
Research/Evaluation Dr. Marc Zimmerman University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

Phase 2 applications - CLOSED. To reduce the prevalence of gun violence in the state of Michigan, the Michigan State Police (MSP), Grants and Community Services Division (GCSD), is accepting applications for the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP). Applications will be accepted from local governments, in partnership with community-based organizations, until 12:00 noon EST on Friday, February 9, 2024, in the following topic areas:

  1. parent, youth, and victim services firearm violence reduction and outreach programs,
  2. community education and training on the prevention of gun violence,
  3. counseling and peer mentoring programs for youth focused on gun violence prevention,
  4. behavioral threat assessment training, and
  5. counseling and peer mentoring programs focused on preventing/reducing intimate partner violence.

This funding is made available through the Bipartisan Safe Communities Act of 2022, signed into law by President Biden on June 25, 2022.


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Please note, the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) has a similar grant program to Byrne SCIP, the Community Policing Competitive Grants. For questions about this program, please contact Ms. Tirstan Walters with MCOLES.