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Successful Reentry Training and Technical Assistance Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $592,308)

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.

The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) will provide national training and technical assistance to practitioners in state and local criminal justice and corrections agencies, along with other reentry practitioners, on fatherhood programming as a tool to increase employment and reduce recidivism among ex-offenders. They will provide training and technical assistance will include training institutes for corrections staff, presentations at practitioner conferences, site visits, phone/email technical assistance, webinars, podcasts, CD/DVDs, and other distance learning. NFI plans to reach out to at least 7,500 practitioners.


Date Created: September 15, 2009