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Department of Justice Awards More than $92 Million to Support Offenders Returning to Communities

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced awards totaling more than $92 million to reduce recidivism among adult and juvenile offenders returning to their communities after confinement, including more than $71.4 million in awards through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

These awards represent the Trump Administration's commitment to assisting people in America's prisons and detention facilities who have earned the opportunity to take their places back in society.

As stated by OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan, "Former offenders are ultimately responsible for their own successes and failures, but our criminal and juvenile justice systems have an important role to play in preparing them for the obstacles that lie before them.”

View the press release to learn more and see a fact sheet containing a complete list of the amounts to be awarded by BJA and other OJP program offices, as well as the jurisdictions that will receive funding.

Date Published: September 30, 2020