BJA FY 11 Second Chance Act State, Local, and Tribal Reentry Courts

The summary for the BJA FY 11 Second Chance Act State, Local, and Tribal Reentry Courts grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
BJA FY 11 Second Chance Act State, Local, and Tribal Reentry Courts: The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison and jail into communities, including the subsequent challenges communities face as ex-offenders attempt to reintegrate into society. A combination of trends in sentencing, incarceration, and post-release supervision has brought prisoner reentry to the forefront of discussion among policy makers, practitioners, and researchers. Section 111 of the Second Chance Act was created to help break the cycle of criminal recidivism, increase public safety, ensure accountability, and help better address the growing population of ex-offenders who return to their communities. More specifically, Section 111 authorizes awards to be made to monitor ex-offenders reentering the community as well as provide ex-offenders with coordinated and comprehensive reentry services and programs such as drug and alcohol testing and assessment for treatment; assessment and treatment for substance abuse from a licensed substance abuse provider approved by the state/tribe; health (including mental health) services and assessment; aftercare and case management services that facilitate access to and coordinate with clinical care; and any other services needed for reentry. Funds are also authorized to convene community impact panels, victim impact panels, or victim impact educational classes as well as provide and coordinate the delivery of community services to ex-offenders including housing assistance, education, job training, conflict resolution skills training, batterer intervention programs and other appropriate social services. Last, authorized activities also include the establishment and implementation of graduated sanctions and incentives. Reentry courts represent a relatively new form of jurisprudence. Focused on the back-end of the criminal justice system, the reentry court is designed to leverage partnerships between courts, social services and the community to facilitate successful ex-offender reintegration. Reentry courts also necessitate considerable cooperation between corrections and local judiciaries, since it requires the active involvement of community corrections agencies or parole boards in transitioning offenders back into the community through active judicial or executive branch oversight.
Federal Grant Title: BJA FY 11 Second Chance Act State, Local, and Tribal Reentry Courts
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Grant Categories: Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2011-3043
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.812
CFDA Descriptions: Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative
Current Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2011
Posted Date: May 17, 2011
Creation Date: May 17, 2011
Archive Date: Jul 30, 2011
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Applicants are limited to states, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribes (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) and non-profit entities that target adult populations. BJA will only consider applications that demonstrate collaboration with critical partners necessary to implement the activities in the proposed program design. Because adult reentry court programs/dockets are diverse, based on state, local, and tribal jurisdiction and target population, critical partners for this grant application will vary according to each applicants program design. Critical partners may include, but are not limited to, the Single State Agency for Substance Abuse, parole and/or probation, the defense bar, mental health and substance abuse service providers, non-profits, community and faith based organizations, local community members, the prosecutor, and the court. Non-court applicants must have a written agreement with the applicable court that details the establishment of a reentry court, specialized docket, or court program. Programs must target adult offenders who plead guilty or are convicted on criminal offenses and released from jail or prison after serving a sentence term. Applicants should refer to their relevant local statutes to define the legal age of an adult offender.
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