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Utilizing MRT to Improve Probation Outcomes

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $48,831)

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 program 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 funds to implement Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) in its Probation and Parole Services to improve the outcomes of its clients and improve overall public safety. Training on MRT, a cognitive-behavioral therapy model for offenders on supervision who have substance abuse issues, will be provided to Probation and Parole staff.


Date Created: August 25, 2016