PHOENIX, Ariz. – U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey this week announced over $2.3 million in Department of Justice grants to reduce recidivism among adults and juvenile offenders returning to their communities in the District of Arizona after confinement. The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of more than $92 million in funding to support reentry efforts throughout the United States.
These awards represent President Trump’s commitment to assisting people in America’s prisons and detention facilities who have earned the opportunity to take their places back in society.
“Former offenders are ultimately responsible for their own successes and failures, but our criminal and juvenile justice systems have an important role to play in preparing them for the obstacles that lie before them,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan. “I’m very pleased to make these resources available to help them get back on their feet and contribute to the prosperity of their communities and the betterment of our nation.”
The reentry and recidivism reduction grants awarded will help communities develop and implement comprehensive strategies to address the challenges posed by reentry and recidivism; support reentry services for detained juveniles and incarcerated parents with children under the age of 18; and support research and evaluation programs to advance understanding about reoffending.
The following organizations in Arizona received funding:
- Arizona Department of Correction, Rehabilitation Reentry – $1,873,822
- Navajo Nation Judicial Branch – $500,000
For a complete list of individual grant programs, award amounts, and jurisdictions that will receive funding, visit: https://www.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh241/files/media/document/reentryfactsheet.pdf.
More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-076_Reentry Grants
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