Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $80,783)
John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program
Student Loan Repayment Program - FY 2022
Connecticut Office of Higher Education
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 707
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
Grantee Program Contact: Mark E. French, Director of Student Financial Aid
Authorized Grantee Official: Timothy D. Larson, Executive Director
Division of Public Defender Services
Division of Criminal Justice
Goals of the John R. Justice Grant Program:
Prior to the beginning of the John R. Justice Grant Program, Connecticut employed 248 prosecutors and 213 public defenders.
As of today, Connecticut employs 232 prosecutors and 188 public defenders.
To encourage qualified attorneys to be employed as public defenders by the state of Connecticut or federal government in Connecticut or as a prosecutor employed by the state of Connecticut;
To provide repayment assistance of qualified educational loans for eligible applicants based upon least ability to pay and years of services;
To provide and maintain outreach efforts to potential beneficiaries through electronic and other methods of communication.
- Nebraska FY 2022 - 2023 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP)
- RESTORE Adult Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program
- Increase the access of Mental Health and Substance use treatment for Veterans in High poverty areas who are justice involved to decrease use of mind altering substances and overdose related death.