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The following resources provide information on implementing evidence-based strategies for probation and parole:

The following resources provide information about how the Affordable Care Act may impact probation and parole agencies:

Applicants are limited to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). BJA welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals.

BJA Funding Webinars
In early 2019, BJA hosted the following educational webinars to assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities:

  • Funding Opportunities for Your Community in 2019: An Overview of What's Ahead
  • The First Steps to Applying, Prepare Now
  • The Federal Funding Process: What New and Seasoned Applicants Should Consider
  • Submitting Your Application: Avoid These Common Mistakes

BJA also hosted webinars about specific solicitations. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn more about the webinars and for access to webinar recordings and presentations.

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The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) provides technical assistance to help ISI grantees make the most of their federal grant dollars to support sustainable, successful, and evidence-based probation and parole initiatives. Since the NRRC was launched in 2009, it has provided support to each of the more than 600 Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees—state, local, and tribal government agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations—that offer a range of services to various adult and juvenile target populations. The NRRC can:

  • Connect grantees to research and resources, learning opportunities, and outside expertise through a library of publications, tools, and news items on reentry, regular distance learning opportunities (e.g., webinars) with national practitioners and academic experts, and individual consultation with subject matter experts and experienced practitioners.
  • Support implementation through on- and off-site technical assistance.
  • Link grantees to peers by hosting peer learning forums as well as referrals to peers and past SCA recipients with similar programs and objectives; holding forums to publicize grantees’ work and to facilitate learning from the work of peers; and organizing a national technical assistance and training conference dedicated to reentry during the first year of the grant.

Visit the National Reentry Resource Center for additional information.

Heather Tubman-Carbone, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Advisor
(202) 514-1158

Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI) Overview, BJA-Sponsored, October 2017. This resource provides an overview of the Innovations in Supervision Initiative grant program.

Affordable Care Act and Criminal Justice: Intersections and Implications, Bureau of Justice Assistance, July 2012. This White Paper highlights the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act that have direct and indirect implications for criminal justice.

Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism, (NCJ 235775), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2011. This guide provides probation leaders with a roadmap to overhaul the operations of their agencies so they can increase public safety in their communities and improve rates of compliance among people they are supervising.

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