To spark and sustain criminal justice reform reform beyond the biggest cities, The Vera Institute of Justice is awarding an inaugural round of grants to community-based and/or statewide organizations committed to reducing incarceration rates and resisting unnecessary jail expansion in small and rural communities.
During this session, BJA will consult closely with tribal stakeholders to determine how tribal assistance funds will be awarded for comprehensive justice system planning; tribal justice facilities; court system enhancements; alcohol and substance abuse programs; civil and criminal legal assistance; alternatives to incarceration; addressing violent crime in tribal communities; and other priorities.
Funding will be provided for a multi-site evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the Project Safe Neighborhoods program, an initiative that involves the cooperation of multiple criminal justice agencies and their partners working at the local level to develop and implement strategic responses to reduce violent crime.
The RSAT program assists states and local governments in the development and implementation of substance addiction treatment programs in state, local, and tribal correctional and detention facilities.
This program provides funding for research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce gang activity, violence, and victimization in the United States.
The program aims to provide support to organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities with active chapters, subawardees, and/or other mentoring organizations. Mentoring activities include direct one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types of mentoring services for at-risk and high-risk youth populations.
The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance addiction and its related problems while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community level for people aged 9 to 20.
This training will address school violence and youth victimization concerns through the use of crime prevention and response strategies and will examine the impacts of trauma on youth as well as effective strategies for working with students who have mental illnesses or learning disabilities.
This course will focus on the neurology of addiction and will offer practical solutions for judges to manage all case types affected by drug addiction so they can find ways to effectively deal with these issues to help reduce recidivism.
This 44-hour training experience will prepare participants to deliver the Thinking for a Change program to incarcerated people.