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Funding Application for Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Programs

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking grant applications from community- and faith-based organizations and Native American tribes interested in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities after incarceration. In particular, it is seeking reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, law enforcement, and other reentry service providers.

These partnerships should develop comprehensive case management plans that directly address criminal risk and needs, as determined by validated risk assessments, and includes delivery or facilitation of services in a manner consistent with the learning styles and abilities of the participants. This includes ensuring cognitive behavioral programming is in place pre-release, whether by the lead applicant or a partnering agency. Participants are expected to be screened, assessed, and identified for program participation pre-release. During the post-release phase of the reentry program, participants will receive case management services and be connected to evidence-based programming designed to assist in the transition from prison or jail to the community so that it is safe and successful. Where feasible, case management services and evidence-based programming should begin during the pre-release phase.

Applications are due by June 11.  Read the full announcement here.