Category: recidivism

[Apply Now] Data-Led Governing: Raising the Bar for States’ Criminal Justice Policy and Practice Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding for a new initiative designed to establish standards for the collection, analysis, and use of state- and local-level data in criminal justice policy and practice decision making, including data-sharing protocols and resource allocation decisions. This program aims to reduce crime and recidivism …

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[Register for Webinar] Responding to the Reducing Revocations Challenge Request for Proposals

Hosted by Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) Arnold Ventures and ISLG have launched the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national research and policy initiative dedicated to transforming probation and reducing unnecessary failures that contribute to mass incarceration. The Reducing Revocations Challenge seeks to support action research in up to 10 jurisdictions …

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[Apply Now] Reducing Revocations Challenge

Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) are accepting applications for the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national research and policy initiative dedicated to transforming probation and reducing unnecessary failures that contribute to mass incarceration. The Challenge seeks to support action research in up to 10 jurisdictions around the country to better understand why revocations occur …

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[Apply Now] Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the FY 2019 Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision program. The purpose of program is to provide state and local parole and probation agencies with information, resources, and training and technical assistance to help prevent …

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Schatz Introduces Legislation to Promote Educational Opportunities for Americans with Criminal Records

Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) introduced two bills to expand access to education for Americans with criminal records, whether they are in prison or applying to go back to school with a criminal record. “People with a criminal record should have the chance to learn or go back to …

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County Eases Path to Housing for People with Arrest Records

Austin Weekly News By Michael Romain The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently approved a measure that makes it easier for people with arrest records to secure housing in the county. The board passed the “Just Housing” amendment as a new clause in the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance during a meeting on April 25. …

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[Apply Now] Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for the FY 2019 Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program, which encourages collaboration between state agencies, local government, and community and faith-based organizations to address the challenges that reentry and recidivism reduction pose for youth who are at a moderate …

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[Apply Now] Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the FY 2019 Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI) Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities Program, which is funded through the Second Chance Act. The program provides funding for: (1) probation and parole agencies to implement more effective probation and parole practices to reduce …

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[Apply Now] Innovative Reentry Initiatives: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism

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 …

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[Apply Now] Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the FY 2019 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). JMHCP grants support cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illnesses and substance addictions who come into contact with the justice system. This program supports …

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