Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $150,818)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.
The FY 2007 Byrne Discretionary Enhancing Local Corrections and Offender Reentry Award will be used to fund the Larimer County Reentry Program. The primary purpose of the Larimer County Reentry Program is to provide case management and treatment services during and after detention that will assist high-need, county-sentenced inmates in making a successful transition to the community. Through this project, the grantee intends to reduce recidivism, increase housing stability, and increase the ability to manage symptoms of mental illness and addiction issues for all participants. Grant funds will be used for community treatment, transitional housing, and monitoring services which are the primary identified needs of inmates exiting the Larimer County Detention Center.