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Funding and Training Opportunities

Visit the Funding and Training Opportunities page to see a list of open solicitations, including those for Second Chance Act (SCA) and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grants. SCA funding supports state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities. JMHCP funding helps states, local government, and tribal organizations improve their responses to people with mental disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system.

Tennessee Woman Finds Support, Hope in ‘Work Family’ After Returning Home from Jail

February 26, 2018

“They knew I had a record, but I was never judged,” Haley George said. “They don’t treat me like I’m a number at that plant, they treat me like I’m a person.”

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Grant Awards Help Iowa Corrections Officers Focus Efforts to Improve Reentry Outcomes

April 3, 2018

By focusing the job of corrections officers on reducing recidivism, the Iowa DOC aimed to use resources in the best way possible, ensure that correctional practices were based on evidence, and track outcome data.

WATCH: Gov. Reynolds of Iowa Meets Face to Face with People Incarcerated at a Maximum Security Facility

During their visit, Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg met with inmates participating in Iowa’s largest apprenticeship program, in addition to leading a roundtable discussion with many of the program’s stakeholders and local business leaders where they discussed the importance of providing reentry services and employment opportunities for those being released from prisons and jails.

Publications

Strengthening Correctional Culture: Eight Ways Corrections Leaders Can Support Their Staff to Reduce Recidivism

July 19, 2018

This brief provides guidance for correctional agency leaders to strengthen recidivism-reduction initiatives through organizational culture change

2018 Update on Prisoner Recidivism: A 9-Year Follow-Up Period (2005-2014)

June 19, 2018

This report examines the post-release recidivism patterns of formerly incarcerated people and their involvement in criminal activity over a 9 year period.

Modern Justice: Using Data to Reinvent America’s Crisis Response Systems

June 14, 2018

This publication examines how public safety personnel, health professionals, and service providers can contribute to solving the problem of Frequent Utilizers—those who cycle in and out of jails, hospitals, shelters, and other social service programs at a startlingly high rate.

Incarceration to Reentry: Education & Training Pathways in Ohio

June 5, 2018

This report examines how Ohio is reforming its criminal justice system by aligning education and training opportunities for people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, offering a blueprint for implementation for other states.

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Webinars

Best and Promising Practices in Integrating Reentry and Employment Interventions

July 17, 2018

This webinar is based on lessons learned from integrating reentry and employment interventions to help people returning home after incarceration find and keep employment.

Opioid Addiction Screening and Assessment for People in the Criminal Justice System

July 10, 2018

This webinar focusses on best practices for screening and assessment of people in the criminal justice system who have opioid addictions.

Empowering People with Criminal Records to Change Policy: A Legal Advocate’s Guide to Storytelling

June 20, 2018

This webinar features presenters who discuss the best ways to empower people who have criminal records to tell their stories and how to use these stories to advocate for policy change.

How Community Supervision Agencies Can Develop and Implement Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

June 13, 2018

This webinar provides an overview of the San Joaquin County program and discuss the program’s processes in three key areas: (1) interagency collaboration and information sharing; (2) staff training; and (3) screening and assessment as part of their collaborative comprehensive case plan process.

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