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San Francisco Reentry Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Francisco
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $750,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), 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 recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, 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 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The San Francisco District Attorneys Office will improve the functioning of the criminal justice system in San Francisco by enhancing local corrections and offender reentry. It will partner with the Delancey Street Foundation - a residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others - to create the Reentry Center, a transitional housing and intensive reentry program that will empower offenders to exit the cycle of crime. The program will be adapted from Delancey Street's program model and will serve offenders who are returning to the community from state and local custody as well as those who have violated the terms of their probation and are facing probation revocation and incarceration.


Date Created: September 6, 2010