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Innovations in Supervision Initiative

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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:

The following resource provides information about how the Affordable Care Act may impact probation and parole agencies:

Date Created: January 29, 2016