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Statewide Recidivism Reduction Grantees

Since 2012, the SRR grant program has provided resources to 25 states and the District of Columbia to facilitate the planning or planning and implementation of recidivism-reduction reforms.

Find U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance-funded SRR states on the map below (states with active grants are in green; states with closed grants are in gray).

There are two phases to the SRR grant program:

  • In Phase I, states receive planning grants to bring together stakeholders, set recidivism reduction goals, and develop comprehensive, data-driven plans to achieve those goals. In FY17, five sites were selected for Phase I and will be invited to apply for Phase II funds for implementation in 2018: Alaska, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Louisiana, and Utah.
  • In Phase II, states that put forward the strongest plans are awarded additional grants of $3 million over three years for implementation. In FY14, five states that completed the planning process were selected to implement their recidivism-reduction plans based on their potential to reduce the statewide recidivism rate: Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Vermont. In FY16, four states were selected: Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, and Nevada.

The program is designed to create state centers of excellence that can stand as national models for reducing statewide recidivism and increasing public safety. All awardees are provided with technical assistance to help them follow the SRR process.