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U.S. Department of Justice: Smart Supervision

Deadline: April 7, 2014

The FY 2014 Smart Supervision Program (SSP) seeks to improve probation and parole success rates, which would in turn improve public safety, reduce admissions to prisons and jails, and save taxpayer dollars. Funds can be used to implement evidence-based supervision strategies and to innovate new strategies to improve outcomes for supervisees.

The goal of this program is to develop and test innovative strategies and to implement
evidence-based probation and parole approaches that increase community safety and reduce violent crime by effectively addressing individuals’ risk and needs and reducing recidivism. The objectives of the program include:
* Improve supervision strategies that will reduce recidivism.
* Promote and increase collaboration among agencies and officials who work in probation, parole, pretrial, law enforcement, treatment, reentry, and related community corrections fields.
* Develop and implement strategies for the identification, supervision, and treatment of “high-risk/high-needs” supervisees that may serve as a model for other agencies throughout the nation.
* Develop and implement strategies to identify and enroll uninsured supervisees into Medicaid, or other insurance through health exchanges, and to connect them to treatment providers as appropriate.
* 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 probation and parole supervision strategies and practices.

Amount: Up to seven awards of up to $750,000 each will be made for a 36-month project period.

Eligibility: States, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal
governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).

Link: https://www.bja.gov/Funding/14SmartSupervisionSol.pdf (opens PDF)

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