The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the FY 2019 Innovative Reentry Initiatives (IRI) Building System Capacity and Testing Reentry Strategies to Reduce Recidivism Program, which is funded through the Second Chance Act. The purpose of the program is to provide state and local jurisdictions and Indian tribes with the resources and training and technical assistance necessary to identify assets and gaps in their reentry systems and to develop capacity and partnerships to provide services that prevent recidivism, reduce crime, and improve public safety in their jurisdictions. IRI is part of the BJA’s Innovations Suite, which invests in the development of practitioner-researcher partnerships that use data, evidence, and innovation to create strategies that are effective and economical.
The solicitation provides further details about the program. Applications are due by June 25.