Funding: FY 2021 Child-friendly Family Visiting Spaces in Jails and Prisons Program
Grants.gov Deadline: July 12, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET
Application JustGrants Deadline: July 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET
Preserving positive family connections can yield positive societal benefits in the form of reduced recidivism, less intergenerational criminal justice system involvement, and promotion of healthy child development. The environment of correctional facilities can be intimidating and detrimental to child development.
This program from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will provide grants for construction, renovation, or upgrades of child-friendly family visiting spaces in correctional facilities, as well as for revisions of policies and practices to support child-friendly visitation experiences.