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Job Opportunities at the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

February 25, 2021

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.

FY 2021 Smart Probation: Innovations in Supervision Initiative

January 21, 2021

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

January 21, 2021

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.

FY 2021 Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program

January 21, 2021

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.

A Second Chance Act Evaluation and Sustainability Resource Brief – Improving Evaluation Readiness for Second Chance Act Programs

January 27, 2021

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

January 27, 2021

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.

Second Chance Act Program Evaluation Readiness Planning Guide

January 27, 2021

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.

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Job Opportunities at the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

February 25, 2021

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.

Second Chance Act Program Evaluation Readiness Planning Guide

January 27, 2021

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.

A Second Chance Act Evaluation and Sustainability Resource Brief – Improving Evaluation Readiness for Second Chance Act Programs

January 27, 2021

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.

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Reimagining Employer Engagement: A Toolkit for Providers

September 3, 2019

The toolkit provides workforce professionals with information and tools to expand their work and demonstrate the value their services bring to employers.

Levers of Change in Parole Release and Revocation

June 1, 2019

This report describes 12 “levers of change” related to potential discretionary parole release reforms; the reforms are called “change levers” because, once a lever is pulled, it is designed to impact prison populations by altering parole grant rates and durations of time served.

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