Bureau of Justice Assistance

February 19, 2014

Applications open for ‘smart supervision’ grant program

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 […]
July 17, 2012

What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse Unveiled

The National Reentry Resource Center recently publicized the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse at the third annual Second Chance Act Training conference in Washington, D.C. The Clearinghouse, which is hosted on the NRRC website, was created to be the primary online resource for criminal justice practitioners, service providers such as […]
July 28, 2011

Webcast features Offender Reentry discussion by federal leaders

In June, the U.S. Department of Labor hosted a discussion on workforce development and employment strategies for people with criminal records. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Jacqueline Berrien spoke at the Washington, D.C. event, along with a panel of employers, […]
June 24, 2011

Monterey County Day Reporting Center ‘showcased’ by BJA

The Monterey County Probation Department, which opened a Day Reporting Center (DRC) for adult probationers in 2009, was recently “showcased” by the Bureau of Justice Assistance on the organization’s website for the center’s potential. Monterey County used a $475,000 federal grant – called the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant […]