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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.

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

Application deadline extended for the BJA FY 2019 Innovative Reentry Initiatives solicitation. 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: July 15, 2019.



Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities

Application deadline extended for the BJA FY 2019 Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities solicitation. The purpose of this program is to provide state and local community corrections agencies with information, resources, and training and technical assistance on ways to improve supervision capacity and partnerships with other justice agencies to prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions. Apply by: July 15, 2019.



Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Application deadline extended for the BJA FY 2019 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program solicitation. This program supports cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who come into contact with the justice system. Apply by: July 15, 2019.



Comprehensive Corrections Training and Technical Assistance

BJA has released the FY 2019 Comprehensive Corrections Training and Technical Assistance solicitation. This program provides comprehensive and high quality training and technical assistance to BJA's grantees and criminal justice practitioners to improve the delivery of correctional services and increase public safety by improving outcomes for people detained and incarcerated in correctional facilities. Apply by: July 31, 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.



Justice Assistance Grant State Solicitation

BJA has released the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2019 State Solicitation. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible states under this opportunity (a separate solicitation will be released for applications from units of local government). Apply by: June 25, 2019.



National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability
Dates: 7/17/2019 - 7/18/2019
Location: Chicago, IL

Youth In Custody Certificate Program
Dates: 7/22/2019 - 7/26/2019
Location: Georgetown, DC

Financial Management Training Seminar: Basic
Dates: 7/24/2019 - 7/25/2019
Location: Washington, DC

American Correctional Association Congress of Corrections
Dates: 8/1/2019 - 8/6/2019
Location: Boston, MA

Gang Specialist Training Conference
Dates: 8/5/2019 - 8/7/2019
Location: Chicago, IL

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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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