On May 5, 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first full week of May as National Correctional Officers Week. This year, National Correctional Officers Week is May 2 through May 8, 2021.
During National Correctional Officers Week, BJA shares the following resources:
BJA Program Information
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas, including those that address correctional activities.
Improving Community Supervision Outcomes Through Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Responses
The SCF Initiative provides grants and assistance to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop, implement, and test an SCF program model.
Innovations in Reentry Initiative (IRI): Reducing Recidivism through Systems Improvements
IRI seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of state, local and tribal jurisdictions to identify innovative ways to increase the success rates of individuals returning to their communities and reduce the number of crimes committed by those recently returning.
Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI): Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities
ISI provides grants and assistance to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop, implement, and test innovative and evidence-based probation and parole practices.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The PREA program provides funding to state and local governments and federally recognized tribes for demonstration projects within confinement settings.
Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Programs
PSOB Programs provide death and education benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders, and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Program
The RSAT Program assists states and units of local government in developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities.
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
SCAAP provides federal payments to states and localities that incurred correctional officer salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens with at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions for violations of state or local law, and incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during the reporting period.
Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing (VOI/TIS) Incentive Program
VOI/TIS grant funds allowed states to build or expand correctional facilities to increase the bed capacity for the confinement of persons convicted of Part 1 violent crimes or adjudicated delinquents for an act that, if committed by an adult, would be a Part 1 violent crime.