Identify funding priorities and allocate resources accordingly.
- Prioritize funding for measures needed to ensure effective policy implementation, such as hiring and training staff, upgrading data systems, and expanding services.
- Analyze the impact of policy changes and reinvestments on agencies, courts, and local governments, and provide funding as needed to minimize any negative impact.
- Invest in underfunded areas and other efforts needed to increase public safety.
- Require reinvestments to support implementation of evidence-based practices.
Regularly evaluate how to fund public safety priorities.
- Assess which policy changes require upfront investments.
- Reevaluate funding needs regularly and provide necessary funding levels through annual or biennial appropriations as needed.
- Statutorily tie reinvestment levels to accrued savings or averted costs to ensure public safety priorities are funded.
- Transfer funding allocations between agencies, as needed.
Leverage federal resources to drive innovation.
- Analyze current spending on public safety priorities and identify any gaps in funding.
- Assess how federal funds are currently spent to determine whether funding is directed to public safety priorities.
- Identify opportunities to pursue federally-funded efforts that align with public safety priorities and drive innovation.