Statewide Recidivism Reduction Initiative
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) designed this program in direct response to the challenges that leaders from all 50 states articulated during a 2011 national forum on reentry and recidivism. The program was created to help executive-branch policymakers and state corrections departments plan and implement systemwide reforms aimed at reducing recidivism.
Objectives and Deliverables
Among the most critical priorities for statewide recidivism reduction (SRR) grant recipients is to implement evidence-based practices and core correctional practices across corrections, probation, and parole. States that receive SRR grants utilize the funds to pursue an intensive, collaborative process that brings the governor’s office, state policymakers, and corrections leaders together to set measurable recidivism-reduction goals and develop practical, data-driven plans to achieve them.