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RESTORE Initiative - Enhancement Project

Award Information

Award #
2019-CY-BX-0005
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$1,000,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,000,000)

The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to assist in the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community so that the transition is more successful and promotes public safety. The Second Chance Act grant funding is designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry and recidivism reduction. “Reentry” is not a specific program, but rather a process that starts when an individual is initially incarcerated and ends when he or she has been successfully reintegrated in the community as a law-abiding citizen.

Section 211 of the Second Chance Act, codified at 34 U.S.C. § 60531, authorizes grants to nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes that may be used for services to promote the safe and successful community reintegration of adults who have been incarcerated.

The Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Program supports organizations or tribes providing comprehensive reentry services to program participants throughout their transition from jail or prison to the community. Under this solicitation, BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand on reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, law enforcement, and other reentry service providers. These partnerships should develop comprehensive case management plans that directly address criminogenic risk and needs, as determined by validated criminogenic risk assessments, and includes delivery or facilitation of services in a manner consistent with the learning styles and abilities of the participants. This includes ensuring cognitive behavioral programming is in place pre-release, whether by the lead applicant or a partnering agency.

The Lord's Place, Inc. will use award funds to operate the Palm Beach County’s Regional and State Transitional Offender Reentry (RESTORE) Initiative. This comprehensive model is designed to reduce recidivism by identifying needs using a validated criminogenic risk/needs assessment tool; provide evidence-based interventions; and coordinate pre- and post-release services to assist inmates transitioning from incarceration to the community.
CA/NCF

Date Created: September 23, 2019