The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced more than $92 million in awards to reduce recidivism among adults and juvenile offenders returning to their communities after confinement. OJJDP, the National Institute of Justice, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded grants to jurisdictions, research institutions, and other organizations in support of proven science-based approaches to reintegrate offenders into communities. OJJDP awarded more than $11.2 million under its Second Chance Act suite of grant programs to support reentry services for detained juveniles and incarcerated parents with children under the age of 18.
“Former offenders are ultimately responsible for their own successes and failures, but our criminal and juvenile justice systems have an important role to play in preparing them for the obstacles that lie before them,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan.
For additional information about these awards, see the OJP fact sheet.
- View and download OJJDP’s "Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Programs."
- View and download OJJDP's reentry fact sheet.
- Visit OJJDP's Model Programs Guide to learn about evidence-based reentry programs.
- View OJJDP's Juvenile Reentry Programs I-Guide.
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