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Evidence Based Practices in Reentry: Smarter Sentencing for Prosecutors and Allied Professionals

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $340,590)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Program: National Initiatives, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) 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 FY 2008, the program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within five major categories: 1) preventing crime and drug abuse; 2) enhancing local law enforcement; 3) enhancing local courts; 4) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 5) facilitating justice information sharing.

The Justice Management Institute (JMI) will use the grant funds to implement a project under Category 4: Enhancing Local Corrections and Offender Reentry. JMI and The Carey Group (TCG) will develop a training program for local teams of justice professionals (prosecutors, judges, defenders, and corrections officials) to create jurisdiction-specific sentencing plans incorporating evidence based practices (EBP). The project goals are to foster the implementation of EBP through smarter sentencing plans and to increase awareness and understanding of EBP in reentry programming.


Date Created: September 23, 2008