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Accepting Applications for the Designed for Dignity: Creating Safer and More Humane Prisons Project

Corrections agencies are grappling with how to create safe and humane environments for people who work, visit, and are incarcerated in prison; to recruit and retain staff; and to sustain efforts that promote incarcerated people’s successful transition out of prison.

Through a new Designed for Dignity opportunity, Vera, with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will partner with state corrections agencies to participate in training and technical assistance focused on developing, implementing, and enhancing strategies to foster safer, more humane prison cultures, climates, and spaces for both correctional staff and those who are incarcerated.

Vera will also be hosting a webinar about this opportunity on May 1, 2024, at 1 p.m. ET. During the session, Vera will offer insights into Restoring Promise, introduce Designed for Dignity, and walk participants through the application process. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, clarify project details, and understand expectations for Vera and the two selected Department of Corrections state partners.

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Date Published: April 18, 2024