"Today when I think of reentry court, I am reminded that nearly every offender sentenced to time in custody will return to the community from whence they came. And thus, every sentencing court is in fact, a reentry court, creating a pathway for the offender’s reentry into society." -Jeff Tauber

$15 Million for Non-Profit Organizations’ Reentry Mentoring

‘The Bureau of Justice Assistance has released an RFP to non-profit organizations for mentoring projects, under the “Second Chance Act” mission, of ” providing services and programs to facilitate inmates’ successful reintegration into society”.  BJA will make $15 million available to non-profit organizations for up to $300,000 per grant for a period of up to 24 months. No matching is required but 25%  in-kind contributions are encouraged.

The application deadline is March 18,2010.

Each proposal must include the following program components:

  1. Mentoring offenders during incarceration, through transition back to the community, and post-release.
  2. Transitional services to assist in the reintegration of offenders into the community.
  3. Training regarding offender and victims issues.

Click here for the application: “Second Chance Act Mentoring Grants to Non-Profit Organizations”

Reentry Court Note: These funds should be available to reentry court partners in the non-profit community

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