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Organizational Change for Improved Reentry

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New York
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,506,725)

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 Family Justice, Inc. will implement the Organizational Change for Improved Reentry project funded under Category 4: Enhancing Local Corrections and Offender Reentry. They will develop a set of user-friendly materials that will help senior and mid-level managers in Departments of Corrections and in Divisions of Parole and Probation. The goal is to assist managers to guide their organizations through a cultural shift towards a strength-based and family-focused approach to reentry.


Date Created: September 16, 2007