The Department of Justice announced grant awards totaling almost $100 million to reduce recidivism and support adults and youths in successfully returning to their communities after a period of confinement.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Director Karhlton F. Moore made the announcement during an event in Brooklyn, New York.
“The safety of our communities greatly depends on the educational, employment, treatment and other opportunities we afford to all who come into contact with the justice system,” said Director Moore. “We are pleased to make these resources available to our state, local and Tribal partners so that they can continue the vital work of welcoming recently incarcerated individuals back into society and providing them the tools they need to succeed.”
Included among the awards announced are the following from BJA:
- $16.5 million through the Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program
- $23.3 million under the Improving Reentry Education and Employment Outcomes program
- $5 million through the Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative
- $3.9 million through the Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision Program: Applying the Principles Behind Project HOPE program
- $6.4 million under the Smart Reentry and Supervision: Grants, Tools, and Technical Assistance to Facilitate Change initiative
- $8.5 million under the Improving Adult and Juvenile Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program
- $2 million to establish a Community Supervision Resource Center
- $1 million under the Tribal Corrections Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program
- $2.1 million under the Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting People Who Are Incarcerated, and Safeguarding Communities
Read the press release to learn more about the awards.