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View an Overview of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Grants, which includes grant award amounts, project descriptions, and site photographs.

For statistical information, visit the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) web site.

For research and evaluation information, visit the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) web site.

Medication Assisted Treatment & Reentry Webinar

Join us March 18, 2015 for the "Medication Assisted Treatment & Reentry" webinar. This webinar will describe the concept of medication assisted treatment (MAT) and its effectiveness when combined with counseling, behavioral therapies, and aftercare.

RSAT Solicitation Released

BJA released the FY 2015 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program solicitation. Applications are due May 5, 2015.

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Approaches with Women Inmates

The BJA-sponsored Justice Involved Women’s Resource Center is hosting a webinar entitled "Using Trauma-Informed Approaches with Women Inmates to Enhance Safety and Security in Jail Settings" on March 11, 2015, from 2-3:30 p.m. eastern time.

JRI TA Solicitation

BJA has released the FY 2015 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State-Level Technical Assistance solicitation. Applications are due April 23, 2015.

Treating Nonviolent Tribal Adult Offenders Webinar

Join BJA, the National American Indian Court Judges Association, and the American Indian Law Center for the fourth in a series of four webinars on Emerging Practices in Civil Legal Assistance and Criminal Indigent Defense, entitled “Building a Collaborative Court with Other Jurisdictions to Treat Nonviolent Tribal Adult Offenders” on March 4, 2015 from 3:00–4:30 p.m. (eastern time).

Visiting Fellows Program Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2015 Visiting Fellows Program solicitation. Applicants can apply in one of five priority issue areas. Applications are due April 2, 2015.

Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference
Dates: 3/5/2015 - 3/8/2015
Location: Atlanta, GA

Using Trauma-Informed Approaches with Women Inmates to Enhance Safety and Security in Jail Settings (Webinar)
Dates: 3/11/2015 - 3/11/2015
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

Medication Assisted Treatment & Reentry (Webinar)
Dates: 3/18/2015 - 3/18/2015
Location: 2:00 p.m. ET,

American Jail Association (AJA) Annual Conference and Jail Expo
Dates: 4/19/2015 - 4/22/2015
Location: Charlotte, NC

Planning for Reentry: From Federal, State and Tribal Correctional Facilities to Communities in Indian Country
Dates: 4/28/2015 - 4/30/2015
Location: Albuquerque, NM

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InnerChange Freedom Initiative (Minnesota)
A voluntary, faith-based prisoner reentry program that attempts to prepare inmates for reintegration into the community, employment, family, and other significant relationships through educational, values-based programming.

Project BUILD
A violence prevention curriculum designed to assist youths in detention overcome obstacles such as gangs, violence, crime, and substance abuse.

Changing Course
An interactive journal designed specifically for offenders incarcerated in a local correctional setting (i.e., jail) who have been screened or identified as having a potential substance use disorder.

A juvenile court-based program designed to address the needs of juvenile offenders on probation who have emotional and behavioral disorders and the needs of their families. The approach is meant to be an integrated, seamless, coordinated system of care for children with mental health problems.

Little Village Gang Violence Reduction Project (Comprehensive Gang Model)
A comprehensive, community-wide program designed to reduce serious violence in Chicago's gang-ridden Little Village neighborhood.

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Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody, This report provides a set of principles and best practices to guide policy and practice regarding the use of restraints with pregnant women and girls under correctional custody.

Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results, BJA-Sponsored, June 2014. This report highlights significant reductions in recidivism rates in eight states: Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2012 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2014. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.

National Gang Center, Winter 2014, Volume 3, BJA-sponsored, 2014. This article presents highlights of the American Probation and Parole (APPA) probation and parole gang membership interviews.

Paroling Authorities: The Importance of Engaging Meaningful Partnerships, BJA-sponsored, 2014. This guide is designed to provide information and tools to help paroling authorities heighten their interest in forming strong collaborative partnerships with key criminal justice stakeholders in their state, and to provide them with concrete suggestions and strategies for building these partnerships to strengthen the criminal justice system and to enhance community safety.

Program Performance Report: Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Grant Program, July 2011-March 2012, BJA-Sponsored, 2013. This report summarizes the performance data FY 2006-2010 Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) grantees reported between July 2011 and March 2012.

Program Performance Report: Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Program (SAVIN), January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This report summarizes the self-reported performance data submitted by 29 SAVIN grantees between January and June 2013. These grantees received BJA SAVIN funding in Fiscal Years 2007–2011.

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2013, BJA-sponsored, September 2014. This report presents an overview of the grant activities of JMHCP grantees during FY 2013.

Program Performance Report: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report provides information about RSAT grantee activities during the January through June 2013 period.

Program Performance Report: Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands (CSCATL), April 2012-March 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report examines key findings of the CSCATL program, highlighting grantee progress toward achieving strategic plans, renovation, or construction projects.

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