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Innovative Reentry Initiatives: Building System Capacity and Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism

The FY 2019 Innovative Reentry Initiatives funding opportunity is now available. Part of BJA's Innovations in Public Safety portfolio, the purpose of this solicitation is to provide resources and training and technical assistance necessary to identify assets and gaps in reentry systems and to develop capacity and partnerships to provide services that prevent recidivism, reduce crime, and improve public safety. Apply by: June 25, 2019.


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 press release to learn more about the grants awarded by BJA and other OJP bureaus and offices.


Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities, BJA has hosted several solicitation-specific webinars as well as Grant Applicant Education Series webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and to access presentation files for and YouTube links to watch previously held webinars.


The following resources provide information on effective practices in reentry:

For guidance about identifying and working with a research partner, see: http://www.psnmsu.com/documents/ResearchPartnerQ&A.pdf.

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

BJA Grant Applicant Education Webinars
In early 2019, BJA hosted a series of educational webinars to assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities. Visit the BJA Grant Applicant Education Series Webinars page for access to YouTube recordings, downloadable versions of the presentations, as well as transcripts for each webinar.

Eligibility
Eligible applicants are units of local government and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). BJA welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program.


Innovative Reentry Initiatives: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism
Application Deadline: 06/25/2019, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications under the Second Chance Act from units of state, local, and Indian tribal governments to assess and develop the capacity for reentry systems improvement.
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The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) provides technical assistance to help IRI grantees make the most of their federal grant dollars to support sustainable, successful, and evidence-based probation and parole initiatives. Since NRRC was launched in 2009, it has provided support to each of the more than 600 Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees—state, local, and tribal government agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations—that offer a range of services to various adult and juvenile target populations. NRRC can:

  • Connect grantees to research and resources, learning opportunities, and outside expertise through a library of publications, tools, and news items on reentry, regular distance learning opportunities (e.g., webinars) with national practitioners and academic experts, and individual consultation with subject matter experts and experienced practitioners.
  • Support implementation through on- and off-site technical assistance.
  • Link grantees to peers by hosting peer learning forums as well as referrals to peers and past SCA recipients with similar programs and objectives; holding forums to publicize grantees’ work and to facilitate learning from the work of peers; and organizing a national technical assistance and training conference dedicated to reentry during the first year of the grant.

Visit the National Reentry Resource Center for additional information.

Rachel Brushett
Senior Policy Advisor
202-305-7418
E-mail: Rachel.Brushett@usdoj.gov

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Announcement:

Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Reducing Recidivism Through Systems Improvement

BJA has released the FY 2018 Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Reducing Recidivism Through Systems Improvement funding opportunity. This program provides resources to develop and implement strategic plans for systems change efforts that result in evidence-based reentry practices and procedures that result in improved public safety including lower crime and reduced recidivism. Apply by: June 25, 2018.


Funding:

Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Reducing Recidivism Through Systems Improvement
Application Deadline: 06/25/2018, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications under the Second Chance Act from units of local government and Indian tribal governments to assess and develop the capacity for reentry systems improvement.
Solicitation

 

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