Department of Justice Awards More Than $74.5 Million To Reduce Recidivism

On April 25, 2019, The United States Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs awarded more than $74.5 million in grants to reduce recidivism among adults and youth after confinement. OJJDP, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Institute of Justice awarded grants to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions, research institutions, and organizations to support reentry. OJJDP awarded $14.2 million to support reentry for detained juveniles with children and incarcerated parents. More than $7.2 million was awarded under OJJDP’s Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents with Minor Children program. Nearly $4 million was awarded under OJJDP’s Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision program. In addition, OJJDP awarded nearly $2 million to evaluate the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice’s reentry improvements.