SOUTHWEST BORDER PROSECUTION INITIATIVE. Online Training Tool. Bureau of Justice Assistance Department of Justice. Overview.
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The Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative (SWBPI) provides funds to eligible jurisdictions in the four southwest border states for qualifying federally initiated and declined-referred criminal cases that were resolved after October 1, 2005.
A county or state government in Arizona, California, New Mexico, or Texas may participate if:
In New Mexico, only pre-trial detention services may be reported in a county’s online application.
Go To: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/swbpi/index.html
To complete your jurisdiction’s registration you will need the following information:
II. Choose your state
III. Locate your jurisdiction
You are now ready to access the online Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative application.
Forgot your user id or password? Call the SWBPI Helpdesk at 1-866-817-9274
Edit Jurisdiction Information
Edit Contact Information
Review already submitted
Update banking information
Apply for open SWBPI quarter
Enter Detention Per Diem Rate:
Publicized per diem rate of the jurisdiction jail facility. This figure is the per-day cost the jurisdiction would charge an outside jurisdiction to house inmates in its jails.
Enter Total Felony Cases: The number of all felony cases prosecuted and resolved during the reporting period in the jurisdiction. This number should include federally declined as well as regular, resolved felony cases.
Total Misdemeanor Cases: The number of all misdemeanor cases prosecuted and resolved during the reporting period in the jurisdiction. This number should include federally declined as well as regular, resolved misdemeanor cases.
Each prosecution case must have the following information:
Docket Number- This is the court case number assigned to each federally initiated case you apply for.
Referring Federal Agency- Choose the federal agency that referred the case to your jurisdiction.
Referred Date- The date that the federally initiated case was transferred to your jurisdiction for prosecution.
Resolution- The type of resolution of the case: dismissal, plea, conviction or sentencing.
Resolved date- The date the resolution of the case occurred.
Case Type- Choose felony or misdemeanor if your jurisdiction resolved both types of federally referred cases during the reporting period.
Instructions for a prosecution case that you need to enter more than once as a result of multiple defendants associated with the case:
A case is eligible, regardless of:
FEDERALLY INITIATED CASES
A federally initiated case results from a criminal investigation or an arrest involving federal law enforcement authorities for a potential violation of federal criminal law, including task forces on which a federal agency or officer participates in the investigation or arrest process. Jurisdictions applying for SWBPI funds must enter the referring federal agency on each case submitted for prosecution costs in the online application.
A federal declination/referral occurs when, during an investigation or following an arrest, a U.S. Attorney or a federal law enforcement official decides not to pursue federal criminal charges against a defendant (declination) and requests that a state or local jurisdiction prosecute the defendant for possible violation of state or local criminal statutes (referral).
Each detention case must have the following information:
Docket number/ Defendant- choose a docket number and defendant from the list of already submitted prosecution cases.
Inmate ID- The identification number used by the jurisdiction jail facility to identify the inmate.
Detained Date- The date the defendant was taken in to custody.
Released Date- The released date for a detention record cannot be after the prosecution resolved date for the corresponding prosecution case.
To make any change at this point, select the ‘Manage Application’ link from the left menu.
The total application value is the total possible reimbursement for the jurisdiction. The actual payment amount will be based on SWBPI funding levels.
To submit the application, click the ‘Proceed’ link.
This page provides an overview of all the information submitted on a SWBPI application period- cost profile data, prosecution cases and detention cases.
I. Certify that the information submitted in the application is accurate and that the cases submitted are federally initiated.
II. Select an answer for ‘Are you the CEO?’ If no is selected, an authorized designee page will pop up. This person must be appointed by the CEO and must be a jurisdiction employee.
III. Check the certification box and enter the CEO name.
IV. Complete application submission.
Check the certification box and enter the CEO name.
Complete payment request certification.
Office of Justice Programs
Attn: Office of the Chief Financial Officer Control Desk
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
The application history page provides a summary of every application a jurisdiction has submitted and the status of each application.
The SWBPI Mail Center allows users to complete the following actions:
This page allows the SWBPI user to change their current password.
Use the log out link to end your SWBPI session.
The Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative Helpdesk can be reached at 1-866-817-9274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org