Applications open for ‘smart supervision’ grant program

Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs

The grant program, Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities, created under the Second Chance Act, is now accepting applications from state, local and tribal agencies throughout the United States.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the grant provides resources to agencies to develop “more effective and evidence-based probation and parole practices that effectively address individuals’ needs and reduce recidivism.”

Applications are due by April 7 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time.

The grant is a part of the department’s mission to reform the way the criminal justice system is approached in the U.S. with an emphasis on reducing recidivism through smart and effective community supervision programs.

At GEO Reentry Services, we work closely with public corrections officials to provide successful, evidence-based reentry programs that treat behavioral issues as well as teach important life-skills so offenders are prepared to rejoin society.

Our services include day reporting programs, in-custody treatment and training and residential treatment and housing programs.

To learn more about the importance of evidence-based programs, please refer to this white paper, written by GEO Reentry’s Director of Programs, Matt Moore.