Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP)
Byrne SCIP Background
The Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP) provides federal funding to implement state gun crisis intervention court proceedings and related programs or initiatives, including, but not limited to, extreme risk protection order (ERPO) programs that work to keep firearms out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or others, mental health courts, drug courts, and veterans’ treatment courts.
Byrne SCIP is authorized by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub. L. No. 117-159, 136 Stat. 1313, 1339); 28 U.S.C. 530C.opens PDF file
Byrne SCIP Advisory Board
The Board of State and Community Corrections established the Byrne SCIP Advisory Board on February 9, 2023 to inform and guide the implementation of the federal Byrne SCIP grant program. The Byrne SCIP Advisory Board includes, but is not limited to, representatives from law enforcement, the community, courts, prosecution, behavioral health providers, victim services, and legal counsel.
Byrne SCIP Advisory Board Rosteropens PDF file
Advisory Board meeting are open to the public and meeting dates will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting. Please see https://www.bscc.ca.gov/m_meetings/
BSCC Board Items – Byrne SCIP
- Establishment of Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program Advisory Board: Requesting Approval (Agenda Item E, February 9, 2023) - PDF
BSCC Applications to BJA for Byrne SCIP Funding
BJA Byrne SCIP Awards to California
- 2022-23 Byrne SCIP Award
- Bureau of Justice Assistance: Byrne SCIP Page https://bja.ojp.gov/program/byrne-scip/overview
- Bipartisan Safer Communities Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub. L. No. 117-159, 136 Stat. 1313, 1339); 28 U.S.C. 530Copens PDF file
For information about the JAG Grant please email:
Ian Silva, Field Representative at Ian.Silva@bscc.ca.govcreate new email
If you would like to provide public comment via email please submit to: ByrneSCIP@bscc.ca.govcreate new email. All public comments will be compiled and provided to the Byrne SCIP Advisory Board. The public is also welcomed to provide public comment in person at Advisory Board meetings. The Advisory Board meeting dates will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.