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North Dakota Juvenile Reentry Initiative

Award Information

Award #
2002-RE-CX-0029
Location
Awardee County
Burleigh
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2002
Total funding (to date)
$820,779
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $785,779)

The Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Discretionary Grant Program was developed through a federal partnership by the Departments of Justice, Labor, Health and Human Service, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, Veterans Affairs and Agriculture. The federal partners' goal is to help state and local agencies navigate the complex field of existing state formula and block grants and to assist them in accessing, redeploying and leveraging those resources to support the components of a comprehensive reentry program. In addition to the new funding, the federal partners are identifying funds from their respective agencies that are already available to state and local agencies to provide the necessary services to implement a reentry program.

The Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant Program is designed to provide funding to state and local units of government to develop and implement institutional and community corrections-based offender reentry programs through collaborative partnerships with government, social service, faith-based, and community organizations, in order to reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and successfully reintegrate serious and violent offenders back into the community. Reentry programs must be sustained for a 36-month period and are required to partner with a state adult or juvenile correctional agency.

The North Dakota Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services will use grant funds to develop and implement a Serious and Violent Juvenile Offender Reentry Project. The North Dakota Juvenile Reentry Project will focus efforts on increasing public safety by reducing the rate of recidivism among approximately 25 juvenile offenders annually that are released to the Bismark/Mandan and Devils Lake communities. Through the Juvenile Reentry Project, the DOCR Division of Juvenile Services will partner with various service agencies to address the challenges of recidivism, substance abuse, physical and mental health, as well as to provide support in the area of workforce participation, housing, and faith based support.

The DCOR, Division of Juvenile Services Reentry Project is designed to provide 36 months of services for offenders reentering society in a three phase process which includes 1) institutionally-based programs; 2) community-based transition; and 3) community-based long term support.

ca/ncf

The Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Discretionary Grant Program (Reentry) was developed through a federal partnership by the Departments of Justice, Labor, Health and Human Service, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, Veterans Affairs and Agriculture. The federal partners' goal is to help state and local agencies navigate the complex field of existing state formula and block grants and to assist them in accessing, redeploying and leveraging those resources to support the components of a comprehensive reentry program. In addition to the new funding, the federal partners are identifying funds from their respective agencies that are already available to state and local agencies to provide the necessary services to implement a reentry program. The Reentry Program is designed to provide funding to state and local units of government to develop and implement institutional and community corrections-based offender reentry programs through collaborative partnerships with government, social service, faith-based, and community organizations, in order to reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and successfully reintegrate serious and violent offenders back into the community. Reentry programs are required to partner with a state adult or juvenile correctional agency.

The Division of Juvenile Services (DJS) of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has designed this program to sustain and enhance mental health and substance abuse services for approximately 40 youth participating in the Grand Forks site of Day Report - A Center for Youth Accountability and Competency Building. More specifically, the supplemental funds will be used to provide the necessary support for drug screening, interactive journaling, character development curriculum, substance abuse education and prevention materials, and recreational skill development at the Grand Forks Day Report Center.

CA/NCF

Date Created: July 21, 2002