The recent pubication of BJA’s reentry court RFP presents a variety of important options to the reentry court field.
Perhaps one of the most important facts to remember is that the grants are available to county jail as well as prison returnees.
County Sheriffs who may be facing an influx of prisoners to local jurisdictions (ie, California), should consider how $500,000 grants would lighten their burden. They can use the funds to provide services in custody, while inmates are in transitional housing, and/or when they are living in the community.
In that regard, it’s important to note who may apply: “states, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribes, and non-profit entities that target adult populations.”
At a time when rehabilitation funds are drying up, this is an extraordinary opportunity to access as much as three years of federal funding for local alternative sentencing.
Each day this week, at least one new article will be published, focusing on a critical aspect of the Reentry Court RFP
Remember, the RFP deadline is June 30th.