The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling more than $110 million to reduce recidivism and support adults and youth returning to their communities after confinement.
“These resources — and investments being made by agencies across the federal government — will help catalyze and bolster systemic solutions to address the substantial reentry needs felt by hundreds of thousands of people across the nation,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon for OJP.
In FY 2021, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is providing $94 million to adult reentry and recidivism reduction programs. Among the BJA Second Chance Act awards highlighted in the Department of Justice press release are the following:
- Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative: more than $6.5 million.
- Second Chance Act: Adult Reentry Education, Employment, Treatment and Recovery Program: more than $26.3 million.
- Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program: more than $12.9 million.
- Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision Program: Applying the Principles Behind Project HOPE: more than $3.5 million.
- The HOPE Institute: Applying the Principles of Swiftness, Certainty, and Fairness Program: $500,000.
- Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism Program: $5 million.
- Smart Probation: Innovations in Supervision Initiative: $4.8 million.
Additional BJA awards include:
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program: more than $29.6 million.
- Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities Program: $3.4 million.
View the press release to learn more.