The Department of Justice announced that it will award almost $57 million to support criminal justice reform and advance racial equity in the criminal justice system. The grants, administered through the Office of Justice Programs, will advance the department’s goal to promote fairness in the nation’s courts and corrections systems and align criminal justice practices with the latest science.
Included among the awards announced are the following from the Bureau of Justice Assistance:
- $8 million under the Field Initiated: Encouraging Innovation program
- $5 million under the National Initiatives - Justice for All: Effective Administration of Criminal Justice Training and Technical Assistance Program
- $9.8 million under the Justice Counts Implementation Program
- $3 million under the Reimagining Justice: Testing a New Model of Community Safety initiative
- $2.9 million under the National Training and Technical Assistance: Capital Case Litigation Initiative
- $7.6 million under the Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Program
- $6.5 million under the Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence program
Read the press release to learn more.