The U.S. Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced two FY2018 funding opportunities under the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). JRI uses criminal justice data to design and implement innovative, research-based, and comprehensive approaches to reduce crime, cut recidivism rates, and shift resources toward more cost-effective safety strategies that work.
- Through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance FY2018 Competitive Grant Announcement, BJA seeks national training and technical assistance (TTA) providers to help states pursue a systemwide JRI engagement and to help state, local, and tribal jurisdictions apply key principles of the JRI approach to identify and respond to specific crime and other public safety challenges.
- The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Reducing Violent Crime by Improving Justice System Performance FY2018 Competitive Grant Announcement is a vehicle for criminal justice agencies and systems to improve business management and operations processes to address complex factors that drive crime and use of criminal justice system resources, particularly at the state, local, and tribal levels.
BJA’s Overview and Example Strategies contain more information about these JRI funding opportunities.
Applications are due on January 7, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. ET.
Join BJA to learn about these funding opportunities during the “FY 2018 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Funding Opportunities for State, Local, and Tribal Agencies and TTA Providers” webinar on Tuesday, November 20 from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about BJA’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative, including the current funding opportunities, training and technical assistance program, and key changes for the FY2018 solicitation.
Register for the webinar.