Justice Department Awards More Than $110 M to Support Currently and Formerly Incarcerated People
Reintegrating justice-involved job seekers more successfully
On the 22nd of December, The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced that they are awarding around $110 million to help currently and formerly incarcerated people. This program aims to reduce recidivism by assisting these individuals in reentering their communities more successfully. The grants will be awarded to jurisdictions, non-profit organizations, research institutions, and other agencies with evidence-based approaches to support justice-involved individuals reintegrating into society.
Expanding reentry opportunities is vital in reducing recidivism
It has been proven that better reentry opportunities in certain areas, such as stable housing and employment, can substantially reduce the rate of recidivism.
“If we truly believe in second chances and the power of redemption, we must provide those who leave our jails, prisons and confinement facilities with the tools and support to assume a positive and productive role in our society.” - Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon for OJP.
The funds are designed to help communities develop and implement better strategies related to recidivism and reentry. Read more about the fundings and what they include here: