The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) helps America’s state, local, and tribal jurisdictions reduce and prevent crime, lower recidivism, and promote a fair and safe criminal justice system. BJA provides a wide range of resources through programs and services, including training and technical assistance, to address chronic and emerging criminal justice challenges nationwide. Following are a sampling of available BJA resources that are specifically related to corrections and reentry:
Jails and Justice Support Center Launched
BJA Director Moore was joined by other Department of Justice officials, sheriffs, jail leaders, association partners, and advocates from across the country to launch the Jails and Justice Support Center (JJSC), which assists jails in creating safe, humane, and effective environments for incarcerated individuals, staff, and visitors.
Justice Reinvestment Initiative Website Available
BJA, along with The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Crime and Justice Institute, has launched the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) website. This website serves as the central information hub for JRI efforts across the country and a key resource for state leaders interested in advancing fair, efficient, and proven criminal justice strategies.
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Following are some of the BJA programs that focus on corrections and supporting officers:
- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
- Innovations in Reentry Initiative
- Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP)
- Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)
- Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Program
- Smart Probation: Innovations in Supervision Initiative
- State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
- Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision Program
- Tribal Justice Systems Infrastructure Program (TJSIP)
This page is updated regularly as new resources are released.