Council of State Governments Justice Center: Innovations in Supervision Initiative – Community Corrections-Led Violence Reduction
The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), through The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, invites proposals to serve as models for probation and/or parole (“community corrections”) partnerships with law enforcement and/or prosecuting agencies to reduce violent crime and recidivism.
Through the Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI): Community Corrections-Led Violence Reduction grant program, BJA provides funding to grantees to develop an instructive and collaborative model for partnerships that work to implement innovative or evidence-based strategies to reduce recidivism and violent crime among high-risk adults on community supervision. The CSG Justice Center was competitively selected by BJA to work with grantees in partnership with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, George Mason University’s Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, the National Association of Probation Executives, and the National Police Foundation.
This competition seeks to support applications from states, localities, and federally recognized tribal jurisdictions with an existing partnership between a probation and/or parole agency and a law enforcement and/or prosecuting agency to develop these models. Three partnerships will be selected as learning sites for agency collaboration to reduce violent crime and recidivism. Selected sites will receive financial and technical assistance to complete two objectives:
- Inform the development of a model and a related guide
- Expand or improve the existing collaborations
Amount: Awards of up to $500,000 each will be made to three sites for a two-year project.
Eligibility: The primary applicant must be a state, locality, or federally recognized tribe responsible for probation and/or parole supervision of adults in their community. Applicants must have an established partnership
with a law enforcement and/or prosecuting agency with the purpose of reducing crime and recidivism, including violent crime, among the supervised population. Law enforcement and/or prosecuting agencies must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). Priority consideration will be given to community supervision agencies that have existing partnerships with both law enforcement and prosecuting agencies.
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