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Facilitating Re-Entry of HIV Positive Persons from Prison to the Community

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $499,963)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The purpose of this project is to facilitate the transition of HIV-positive inmates who are re-entering civilian life by augmenting the current Pre-Release Planning Program with a community-based post-release support program that will facilitate their acquisition of food, clothing, shelter, work, and medical care. With the goal of reducing recidivism, program staff will monitor, assist, and provide liaison with the Georgia Department of Corrections and other community agencies. Funds will be expended for personnel, benefits, travel, and other costs, including indirect costs.


Date Created: September 20, 2009