Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $875,000)
The purpose of the FY 2016 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.
Funds will be used to target local sites to achieve greater impact; promote the use of evidence-based programs and strategies by third-party treatment and programming providers; enhance paroling authorities use of evidence-based policy, practice, and decision making; create or expand the continuum of pretrial options in one or more jurisdictions; develop and pilot measures and analyses that account for population characteristics including crime type, risk level, and criminal history; establish or enhance performance incentive funding programs to encourage successful integration of evidence-based practices in community supervision; pilot or scale up swift and certain or intermediate and graduated sanctions; or other uses that further the states justice reinvestment goals.
- Going Back Home: Community Reentry and Stabilization Program for our Adults and Youth
- Mental Health Stailization for Community Reentry
- Development and implementation of behavior threat assessment teams, suicide prevention/anti-bullying training for school personnel and students, and specialized training for school resource officers