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Deadline: May 8, 2017

U.S. Department of Justice: Second Chance Act Smart on Juvenile Justice – Community Supervision Reform Program

The Community Supervision Reform Program will provide grants to develop and implement comprehensive juvenile community supervision improvement plans that will use evidence-based supervision strategies to stop any further progression into the juvenile justice system, reduce recidivism, and improve outcomes for juveniles under community supervision.

The Program supports the planning and implementation phases of a comprehensive community supervision improvement/reform plan and will address the following: (1) critical programmatic functions in day-to-day juvenile community supervision practice, including the use of a comprehensive assessment of risk for reoffending, strengths, and needs; (2) cognitive-behavioral interventions; (3) family engagement; (4) release readiness; (5) permanency planning; and (6) staffing and workforce competencies. Community supervision efforts that include all six functions operating in tandem exemplify best practices for supporting youth who remain in or return to their communities from out-of-home placements.

The goals of the Program are to:

  • Promote and increase collaboration among agencies and officials who work in probation, pretrial, law enforcement, and related community corrections fields
  • Implement strategies for the identification, supervision, and treatment of medium- to high-risk/needs youth that may serve as a model for other agencies throughout the nation
  • Objectively assess and/or evaluate the impact of innovative and evidence-based supervision and treatment strategies
  • Demonstrate the use and efficacy of evidence-based practices and principles to improve the delivery of community supervision strategies and practices

Amount: A total of $3,250,000 is available to make up to five grants. The period of performance is two years.

Eligibility: States (including territories), units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292682

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