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Transition from Jail to Community Initiative for Central Virginia Regional Jail

Award Information

Award #
2020-CY-BX-0042
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
Total funding (to date)
$563,315

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $563,315)

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 recipient will use award funds to implement a project modeled on the National Institute of Corrections Transition from Jail to Community model, will provide transitional planning and evidence-based targeted interventions and services to inmates both inside Central Virginia Regional Jail (CVRJ) and at OAR's office upon release. The program will spearhead community efforts to build Reentry Councils in the localities with local services agencies, police and sheriff’s departments, educators, faith based organizations, and community stakeholders.

CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020