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JRI: Training and Technical Assistance to Four States

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $8,105,192)

The purpose of the FY 2018 Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI): National Training and Technical Assistance Grant Program is to provide training and technical assistance in three categories including: (Category 1) oversight, coordination, and assessment; (Category 2) jurisdiction-level technical assistance; and (Category 3) training and technical assistance for justice reinvestment site-based projects. JRI is an intensive, data-driven approach that can help state, local, and tribal justice stakeholders analyze, understand, and address key challenges in their justice systems, including violent crime, opioid addiction and mental illness, high correctional costs, and high recidivism rates. The initiative supports a multi-staged process by which a jurisdiction increases the cost-effectiveness of its criminal justice system and reinvests savings into high-performing strategies to increase public safety.

Funds will be used to support training and technical assistance efforts by successful applicants under each category to assist jurisdictions in identifying drivers of criminal justice resource consumption and improve their capacity to prevent and respond to violent crime, including reducing the risk for recidivism (as measured by arrests for new crimes, convictions for new crimes, incarcerations for new crimes, and revocations based on technical violations). Successful applicants will further assist jurisdiction with their ability to identify offenders’ risks for general and violent recidivism, and related substance use and mental health needs, and mitigate their risk for engaging in violent behavior or being the victims of violent crime and to improve public safety through the re-allocation of resources in high performing crime- and recidivism-reduction efforts.


Date Created: May 17, 2019