The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling over $38 million to support evidence-based approaches designed to reduce crime and incarceration and ensure the fairness of justice system operations, as well as research to broaden the base of knowledge about effective pretrial strategies and practices for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system.
The grants from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Institute of Justice, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will support several programs aimed at improving public safety while reducing incarceration and addressing long-standing racial disparities.
Among the FY 2021 awards highlighted in the press release are the following BJA awards:
- Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Reducing Crime by Improving Justice System Performance: nearly $5.9 million.
- Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State-level Training and Technical Assistance Program: $11.8 million.
- Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Site Based and Training and Technical Assistance Program: approximately $5.5 million.
- Restrictive Housing Reform Implementation Assistance Program: approximately $2.8 million.
- Visiting Fellows Program: approximately $1.6 million.
View the press release to learn more and for additional details about the specific programs.