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National Segregation Reduction and Alternatives Campaign

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $499,538)

The National Initiatives Reaching Criminal Justice Policymakers Program is designed to provide objective, fact-based information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) on timely and pressing criminal justice issues of potential concern to the nation's criminal justice policymakers. The program's intent is to support pathways for evidence-based best practices to reach policymakers in various roles. This competitive grant announcement will support four categories focusing on providing specialized information, training and technical assistance to: State Administering Agencies (SAAs); state and local government policymakers (such as governors, state legislators, county officials, and mayors); parole authorities; and, state and local departments of corrections.

The recipient will use grant fudns ton launch a National Segregation Reduction and Alternatives Campaign that will: 1) Conduct a comprehensive, data-driven technical assistance effort to safely reduce the use of segregation in state and local corrections systems by at least 30% in three U.S. sites, while enhancing alternatives; 2) Convene an annual Campaign Advisory Committee of leading national experts, peer mentors, and administrators to facilitate reforms in the project sites and foster a professional learning community; and 3) Expand and enhance the information and resources available to BJA, policymakers, and practitioners through an online stand-alone National Segregation Reduction Resource Center ("NSRRC"), accessible project publications, and direct media outreach. The goals of the project are to enhance programming, develop alternatives to segregation and enhance options for reentry.


Date Created: September 4, 2014