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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 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

The FY 2019 CTAS opportunity provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. View the solicitation, learn about and register for pre-application webinars, and view additional resources.

BJA Grant Applicant Education Series Webinars

BJA recently led a series of four educational webinars designed to assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities. Recordings of the webinars will soon be available to those who were unable to attend.

Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Community Corrections-Led Violence Reduction

BJA, through the Council of State Governments Justice Center, invites proposals from states, localities, and federally recognized tribal jurisdictions to serve as models for probation and/or parole partnerships with law enforcement and/or prosecuting agencies to reduce violent crime and recidivism. Learn more about this opportunity and apply by March 8, 2019.

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.

Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents in School (Webinar)
Dates: 2/27/2019 - 2/27/2019
Location: 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET,

Strategies for Instructional Excellence
Dates: 3/4/2019 - 3/6/2019
Location: Miami, FL

American Probation and Parole Association Winter Training Institute
Dates: 3/10/2019 - 3/13/2019
Location: Miami, FL

OJJDP FY 19 Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents With Minor Children New Applicant Webinar
Dates: 3/15/2019 - 3/15/2019
Location: 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET,

Improving Youth Interactions through Fair and Impartial Justice
Dates: 4/15/2019 - 4/15/2019
Location: Appleton, WI

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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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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.

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 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.

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.

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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