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Return House Transitional Living Reentry Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $162,093)

The Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) will help communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provide for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. This competitive grant announcement focuses on initiatives in eight areas: 1) preventing and reducing violent crime through community-based data-driven approaches; 2) providing funding for neighborhood-based probation and parole officers; 3) reducing mortgage fraud and crime related to vacant properties; 4) hiring of civilian support personnel in law enforcement (training staff, analysts, dispatchers, etc.); 5) enhancing forensic and crime scene investigations; 6) improving resources and services for victims of crime; 7) supporting problem-solving courts; and 8) national training and technical assistance partnerships.

Under category 2, Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club will use the FY 2009 Recovery Act Byrne Competitive funds for the Return House (RH) Transitional Living Reentry Program. The program will continue to provide intense case management, mentoring, community reintegration, life skills training, and supervision for residents. Grant funds will be used for hiring of personnel. The RH will: (1) create and sustain 2 Intensive Community Reentry Specialist (ICRS) jobs; (2) provide substitute staffing; (3) reduce one-on-one caseloads of ICRSs by 40 percent; (4) increase essential reentry services; (5) build partnerships with two additional community organizations; and (6) increase effectiveness and efficiency.


Date Created: September 28, 2009