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The following resources provide information on effective practices in reentry:

For guidance about identifying and working with a research partner, see:

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

BJA Grant Applicant Education Webinars
In early 2019, BJA hosted a series of educational webinars to assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities. Visit the BJA Grant Applicant Education Series Webinars page for access to YouTube recordings, downloadable versions of the presentations, as well as transcripts for each webinar.

Eligible applicants are units of local government and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). BJA welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program.

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The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) provides technical assistance to help IRI grantees make the most of their federal grant dollars to support sustainable, successful, and evidence-based probation and parole initiatives. Since 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. 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.

Rachel Brushett
Senior Policy Advisor

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