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Alaska DOC SRR Implementation Project

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $1,000,000)

The purpose of the FY 2018 Second Chance Act Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Strategic Plan Implementation Program (SRR Implementation Program) is to provide state agencies with resources and technical assistance to implement previously developed strategic plans that will result in improved reentry systems and reduced recidivism among populations released from incarceration.

Developing a comprehensive approach for reducing recidivism is challenging, requiring access to data, service delivery changes, coordination of multiple systems, and strategic planning. As such, in FY 2017, BJA competitively awarded funds to five states to develop comprehensive strategic plans. The FY 2018 SRR Implementation Program provides funding to implement these previously developed plans.

The goal of the program is to use strategic plans that are informed by a data-driven assessments, drivers of recidivism in the state, and system limitations to focus on system-level reforms related to risk and need driven case planning and resource allocation; delivery of quality programming targeting criminogenic needs; and effective supervision practices.

The grantee will use award funds to implement a Statewide Recidivism Reduction program that is specific and responsive to the needs of the incarcerated population and the various service providers involved. Design elements include an establishment of a reentry program which includes Reentry Probation Officers and Reentry Coaches, implementation of a new institutional risk-and-needs assessment tool, conducting a program analysis and streamlining Quality Assurance and Continuous Quality Improvement processes into everyday life within the Alaska Department of Corrections.


Date Created: September 26, 2018