BJA just published a job announcement to hire three Policy Advisors (Grant Program Specialists) in its Policy Office. One will be on the Corrections and Reentry team. This new team member will help to support a team that oversees implementation of the Second Chance Act, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. Two additional positions will be hired for the Tribal and Drug Courts team which oversees BJA’s courts and justice system work such as defense, wrongful conviction and Sixth Amendment projects; diversion, alternatives to incarceration and problem solving courts. The announcement closes March 1st.
The Smart Probation: Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI) provides opportunities for community corrections agencies to improve supervision outcomes for individuals they supervise.
FY 2021 Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism
The Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism program provides state and local jurisdictions and Indian tribes with the resources to identify assets and gaps in their reentry systems and improve their overall approach to reentry.
BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand on 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.
This fact sheet compares web-based survey platforms that can assist you, as a grantee, with your evaluation tasks.
A Second Chance Act Evaluation and Sustainability Resource Brief – Improving Evaluation Readiness for Second Chance Act Programs
This brief summarizes key steps that you (as a grantee) and your research partners can take to build your program’s evaluation readiness and increase its capacity for evaluation.
A Second Chance Act Evaluation and Sustainability Resource Brief: The Second Chance Act Grantee’s Guide to Local Evaluation Milestones
Timing is key to realizing a full return on the time and resources invested in your local evaluation and maximizing the opportunity the evaluation presents to support your program’s long-range success.
This planning guide accompanies the resource brief “Improving Evaluation Readiness for Second Chance Act Programs" and provides some questions to consider as you review the five main recommendations.