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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.

New! Revised JAG Performance Measures Released!

Learn about the new JAG Performance Measures, which apply to FY 2015 grantees and beyond. They are more user friendly, easier to complete, and encourage success through evidence-based practices that benefit the full spectrum of criminal justice agencies and organizations. 

Thinking Local for State Justice Reinvestment

The Urban Institute, with support from BJA, has released "The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Thinking Local for State Justice Reinvestment," which discusses the importance of collaboration with local justice partners in the formulation and implementation of state­-level justice reinvestment solutions.

Racial Composition of 3 States’ Prison Populations

With support from BJA, the Council of State Governments Justice Center has released "In Brief: Examining the Changing Racial Composition of Three States’ Prison Populations."

OJP Releases FY 2015 Program Plan

The Office of Justice Programs has released the FY 2015 Program Plan, in a new, easy-to-use format to help you find the appropriate funding sources for your initiatives. The criminal and juvenile justice fields have made significant progress over the last 3 years in instituting smart-on-crime practices and in applying science to crime-fighting. This year’s Plan preserves OJP’s overall programmatic priorities: supporting our state and local partners in fighting violent crime; promoting research and evidence-based approaches; expanding reentry; strengthening victim services; and supporting tribes.

New Resource on Corrections-Health Information Sharing

With support from BJA, the American Probation and Parole Association and the Association of State Correctional Administrators have released Corrections and Reentry: Protected Health Information Privacy Framework for Information Sharing.

Justice Reinvestment in North Carolina

BJA and the Council of State Governments Justice Center have released "Justice Reinvestment in North Carolina: Three Years Later." Since passing justice reinvestment legislation in 2011, North Carolina has seen its prison population drop 8%, probation revocations fall by 50%, and prison releases to no supervision decline by 41%. The state has since closed 10 prisons and is reinvesting some of the savings into improving supervision practices. View an infographic or read the full brief.

California Probation Parole and Correctional Association (CPPCA) Annual Training Conference
Dates: 9/15/2015 - 9/18/2015
Location: Pomona, CA

2015 Association of Women Executives in Corrections Annual Conference
Dates: 9/18/2015 - 9/20/2015
Location: New Orleans, LA

Midwest Association of Higher Education Facility Officers (MAPPA) 2015 Conference
Dates: 9/20/2015 - 9/23/2015
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Executive Training for New Wardens
Dates: 9/21/2015 - 9/24/2015
Location: Aurora, CO

Adult Sex Offender Management & Juvenile Registration (Webinar)
Dates: 9/21/2015 - 9/21/2015
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

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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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