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Federal Funding for Crime Prevention and Improved Reentry
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The Department of Justice offers funding opportunities to support law enforcement and public safety activities in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions; to assist victims of crime; to provide training and technical assistance; to conduct research; and to implement programs that improve the criminal, civil, and juvenile justice systems.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Funding Webinars

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA will host a Grant Applicant Education Series of webinars and solicitation-specific webinars. As webinars are announced, they will be included on this page. Additionally, when available, recordings and/or presentation files for the webinars held will also be included.

Second Chance Act (SCA) Grant Program

Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Second Chance Act (SCA) supports state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities. Since 2009, more than 800 awards have been made to grantees across 49 states.

Second Chance Act Community-based Reentry Program

Note: SCA-related funding is closed for FY 2020

This funding from BJA supports the implementation or expansion of reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and other reentry service providers. These partnerships should develop comprehensive case management plans that directly address criminogenic risk and needs, as determined by validated criminogenic risk assessments, and include delivery or facilitation of services.


Improving Reentry for Adults with Substance Use Disorders Program

Note: SCA-related funding is closed for FY 2020

Through this opportunity, BJA awards funds to establish, expand, and improve treatment for people with substance use disorders during their incarceration and reentry into the community. This program improves provision of services to offenders with substance use disorders when they leave incarceration to reenter the community, which in turn will help to reduce recidivism, promote public safety and recovery.


Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children

Note: SCA-related funding is closed for FY 2020

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides this funding to support states and units of local government to develop programs within detention or correctional facilities to respond to the needs of incarcerated parents who have children younger than age 18. This program supports activities that foster positive family engagement between incarcerated parents and their children within detention and correctional facilities, and implement programs and services that support the children of incarcerated parents to reduce the likelihood of antisocial behaviors and future involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Additional reentry and justice-related funding from the Department of Justice can be found at ojp.gov/funding.