Justice Department Awards More Than $110 Million to Support Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
This December 22, 2021, Department of Justice press release highlights fiscal year 2021 awards made through various Bureau of Justice Assistance programs, including the Innovations in Supervision Initiative.
Department of Justice Awards More than $92 Million to Support Offenders Returning to Communities
View a September 2020 Department of Justice press release and an Office of Justice Programs (OJP) fact sheet to learn about FY 2020 awards made by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and other OJP program offices to reduce recidivism among adult and juvenile offenders returning to their communities after confinement.
Success Story: Expanding Access to Probation Services in Coconino County
With funding support from BJA, the Coconino Online Probation Education (COPE) program supports clients living in outlying areas of Coconino County, Arizona, through services such as a virtual mentoring initiative, providing clients with a support system that may otherwise be lacking.
Over $55.8 Million Awarded to Support Offenders Returning to Communities
OJP has announced awards totaling more than $55.8 million to reduce recidivism among adults and youth returning to their communities after confinement. The awards include more than $39.3 million under BJA's Second Chance Act suite of grant programs. Read the November 2019 press release and corresponding fact sheet for additional details about the FY 2019 awards.
Awards Announced to Support Offenders Returning to Communities
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced awards totaling more than $74.5 million to reduce recidivism among adults and youth returning to their community after confinement. View the April 2019 press release to learn more about the grants awarded by BJA and other OJP bureaus and offices.
The following resources provide information on implementing evidence-based strategies for probation and parole:
- Behavior Management of Justice-Involved Individuals: Contemporary Research and State-of-the-Art Policy and Practice (National Institute of Corrections, January 2015)
- Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences (National Institute of Corrections, January 2014)
- Maximum Impact: Targeting Supervision on Higher-Risk People, Places, and Times (Pew Charitable Trusts, July 2009
The following resource provides information about how the Affordable Care Act may impact probation and parole agencies:
- Mapping the Criminal Justice System to Connect Justice-Involved Individuals with Treatment and Health Care Under the Affordable Care Act (National Institute of Corrections, June 2014)