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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) website.

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

FY 2018 SCAAP Application Period Now Open

Under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), the Office of Justice Programs makes payments to eligible states and units of local government that incur certain types of costs due to incarceration of undocumented criminal aliens during a particular 12-month reporting period. See the FY 2018 Program Requirements and Application Instructions for information and assistance. Applications due: October 29, 2018.



Over $10 Million in RSAT Funds Awarded

Funding totaling more than $10.8 million was awarded to assist 162 state, tribal, and local government agencies to improve evidence-based substance abuse treatment programs for incarcerated inmates, as well as to prepare justice-involved individuals for reintegration into local communities. The grants are funded under BJA's Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program. See the press release to learn more.



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. See the Success Story for details.



Now Available: Resources Focusing on Georgia and Missouri JRI Efforts

The Council of State Governments Justice Center, with BJA funding support, has released the following resources related to Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) efforts: Georgia's Justice Reinvestment Approach: Strengthening Probation and Increasing Public Safety and Justice Reinvestment in Missouri: Overview. Access the reports to learn more about efforts and expected outcomes.



PREA Auditor Handbook

The PREA Management Office within the Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce the release of the PREA Auditor Handbook, a critical new resource for PREA auditors and the field, available here.



PREA Standards in Focus Now Available

Developed with funding support from BJA, PREA Standards in Focus is a new feature designed to provide a quick synopsis of a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standard, the intent and purpose, implementation tips, challenges, and audit issues related to the standard to assist in further awareness and education.



National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention & Marketplace
Dates: 10/21/2018 - 10/26/2018
Location: Denver, CO

National Symposium on Juvenile Services
Dates: 10/22/2018 - 10/25/2018
Location: Greensboro, NC

SOAR: A Reentry Tool for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System (Webinar)
Dates: 10/24/2018 - 10/24/2018
Location: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET,

Increasing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses Connected to Treatment (Webinar)
Dates: 10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018
Location: 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET,

New England Council on Crime & Delinquency Training Institute
Dates: 10/28/2018 - 10/31/2018
Location: North Conway, NH

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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.

Connections
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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More Than Emptying Beds: A Systems Approach to Segregation Reform, Bureau of Justice Assistance, May 2016. This resource focuses on the overuse of restrictive housing in America's prisons and jails and highlights the efforts of jurisdictions to reduce segregation and improve conditions in a safe and smart way.
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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.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2013 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2015. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided in FY 2013 to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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