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Pathway to Successful Reentry

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,750,000)

The purpose of the FY 2015 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms Grant Program is to cement or amplify the goals of states’ justice reinvestment reform efforts, deepening their investment in and commitment to use of data-driven decision making and evidence-based practices and programs. The objectives of the program are the following: increase corrections costs saved or avoided by reducing unnecessary confinement; increase reinvestment in evidence-based practices that reduce recidivism; support justice reinvestment reform efforts by promoting and increasing collaboration among agencies and officials who work in criminal justice, including state and local policymakers, law enforcement, prosecution, defense, pretrial, courts, probation, treatment, corrections, reentry, and parole; and enhance the translation of evidence into practice by supporting the use of data analysis results to inform policy decisions.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice will utilize federal funding to ensure full integration of the Justice Reinvestment Act (JRA) of 2011 by supporting the “Pathway to Successful Reentry” project to prepare high risk felons for transition back into the community under post-release supervision. The project's goals are to increase the capacity of field staff to utilize evidence based strategies, integrate the Risk-Need-Responsivity Tool (created by George Mason University) into the inmate classification process, and utilize evidence based programming including reentry services.


Date Created: September 14, 2015