The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives program, which seeks to build knowledge on best practices in reentry initiatives. Specifically, this NIJ solicitation requests proposals for rigorous research to examine reentry initiatives that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs.
For this solicitation, NIJ is interested in supporting evaluations that focus on adults or young adults (aged 18-24) with a moderate to high risk of recidivism; a particular focus on the risk of recidivism with a violent crime is encouraged. These initiatives may be applicable to institutional or community corrections, or both. Proposals that seek to evaluate reentry initiatives funded by the Second Chance Act will be considered and preference in award decisions will be given to applications that propose to use a randomized controlled trial.
The solicitation provides further details about the program. Applications are due by August 6.