Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $189,000)
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 Council of State Governments/American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) will implement the Workload Considerations for Effective Public Safety Project funded under Category 5: Enhancing Local Corrections and Offender Reentry. They will provide standardized workload allocation guidelines to assist administrators maximize resource allocation in community corrections agencies to improve public safety and reentry initiatives. APPA will conduct a literature review; hold an advisory group meeting, develop a workload allocation template; test the template in approximately three jurisdictions; and disseminate the project findings.