May 2, 2019

Innovations in Supervision Initiative-Due June 25

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities program provides state and local community corrections agencies with information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) on ways to improve supervision capacity and partnerships with other justice agencies to prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions.

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance will select up to five entities to pursue the following objectives:

  • Reduce recidivism and violent crime, in particular
  • Align agency practices with best and evidence-based practices
  • Develop, implement and test innovative tools to predict violent recidivism and/or share information with criminal justice partners
  • Assess and document the process and outcomes of implementing recidivism and violent crime reduction strategies to serve as models for other agencies throughout the nation
  • Promote and increase collaboration among agencies and officials who work in probation, parole, pretrial, law enforcement, treatment, reentry, and related community corrections fields
  • Funds can be used to support capacity-building activities.

BJA encourages applications from jurisdictions who have not yet benefited from the Second Chance Act or Innovations in Supervision Initiative programming.

Program Contact: (800) 518-4726