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Training for Correctional Agencies on Strategies for Successful Offender Reentry

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $815,090)

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 Center for Effective Public Policy will implement this project under Category 4: Enhancing Local Corrections and Offender Reentry. They will provide training and technical assistance to assist correctional agencies in three states. The Center for Effective Public Policy will help these agencies further their systemic change efforts toward justice reinvestment through implementing effective offender reentry policies. The goal of the project is to extend the impact of this proven curriculum through these three training events. Specific goals for each of the state-specific trainings will be developed, and the curriculum will be reviewed with adaptations suggested for each site.


Date Created: September 23, 2008