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Connecticut's Prisoner Reentry Initiative (CPRI) Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $450,000)

The Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI) is designed to provide funding to state units of government to develop and implement institutional and community corrections-based offender reentry programs. The PRI strengthens urban communities characterized by large numbers of returning, nonviolent prisoners. PRI is designed to reduce recidivism by helping returning inmates find work and assess other critical services in their communities. The PRI supports strategies to deliver pre-release assessments and services, and to develop transition plans in collaboration with other justice and community-based agencies and providers for supervised and non-supervised, nonviolent offenders.

The Connecticut Department of Corrections will use the funds to reduce recidivism for nonviolent offenders in the program and increase public safety; support offenders with understanding and managing their criminogenic needs; monitor offenders in the community to detect possible changes in status; and promote the collaboration of all project partners and joint commitment to implementing the CPS's PREP program and Connecticut Prisoner Reentry Initiative.


Date Created: September 12, 2006