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Justice Health Leadership Connection Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $400,000)

The Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated (FI) Program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a) et seq.), the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state, local and tribal jurisdiction. It is designed to prevent and reduce crime and enhance the criminal justice system through collaboration with the field to identify, define, and respond to emerging or chronic crime problems and systemic issues. The FI Program furthers the Department's mission by trying new approaches, addressing gaps in responses, building or translating research knowledge, or building capacity to address the issues that bring fresh perspectives and ideas to enhance practices and prevent crime in the field.
The Legal Action City of the City of New York, Inc., in collaboration with the Advocates for Human Potential, will provide information and support the law enforcement commuity during the first two years of health care reform implementation to maximize access to health care. This capacity-building initiative will seek to: 1) decrease correctional costs, 2) improve offender behavioral and physical health, 3) reduce recidivism through better re-entry care transitions, and 4) foster leadership on health reform among criminal justice professionals as PPACA becomes fully implemented. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 9, 2013