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Proposal to Serve as Program Oversight, Coordination and Outcome Assessment (OCOA) Provider for the Criminal Justice Improvement and Recidivism Reduction through State, Local, and Tribal Justice Reinv

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $872,899)

The purpose of the FY 2010 Criminal Justice Reform and Recidivism Reduction Competitive Grant Program is to implement a justice reinvestment model. Justice reinvestment refers to a data-driven model that: (1) analyzes criminal justice trends to understand what factors are driving the growth in jail and prison populations; (2) develops and implements policy options to manage the growth in corrections expenditures, generates savings in public revenues, and increases the effectiveness of current spending and investment to increase public safety and improve offender accountability; (3) reinvests a portion of the savings into the justice system to further reduce corrections spending and into the community to further prevent crime; and (4) measures the impact of the policy changes and reinvestment resources and holds policymakers accountable for projected results.

The Urban Institute will use the FY 10 CJ IRR State-Level Oversight Coordination Outcome Assessment Category One funds to assist BJA in overall coordination and assessment of the justice reinvestment initiative. In consultation with BJA, the goals of the project are coordination among justice reinvestment approach technical assistance providers, federal partners, private sector funders, state, local and tribal policymakers, and key criminal justice stakeholders; adherence to the justice reinvestment approach model among the grantees; and objective documentation and assessment of grantees progress, outcomes, and impacts.


Date Created: September 19, 2010