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Jail Re-Entry Intake and Assessment Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $46,113)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The grantee will use the JAG award to purchase a subscription/license for the automated software version of the Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS) tool to be administered to a sampling of detainees at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. Evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of its utilization will also be provided. The goal is to assist detainees with their transition from jail to their communities with a long term outcome of reducing reoffending, thereby increasing public safety.


Date Created: July 12, 2012