The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI), a division of Community Resources for Justice, through funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), is available to provide intensive training and technical assistance (TTA) to competitively selected local jurisdictions to meet the goals of the Second Chance Act. The overarching goals for this program are to improve community supervision practices, produce better outcomes for youth and communities, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety.
For purposes of this opportunity, “community supervision” includes youth placed on supervised probation at the time of disposition and youth released from a juvenile facility under juvenile corrections or juvenile court jurisdiction and placed on aftercare supervision.
Local community supervision agencies are invited to apply to participate in OJJDP’s Second Chance Act Youth Reentry Program – Improving Community Supervision National Training and Technical Assistance Program to receive up to two years of tailored TTA using this link.
Applications will be accepted from local, regional, or Tribal community supervision agencies. State level agencies are ineligible to apply for TTA.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until capacity has been met. Failure to submit any of the required materials may result in a TTA request not receiving further consideration. CJI will notify agencies within two weeks of receiving their application of the status of their TTA request submission.
If you are interested in any of the following, we welcome you to apply!
- Improving outcomes for youth under community supervision through the implementation of evidence-based and innovative community supervision policies, practices, and programs
- Building capacity to implement meaningful change through staff training and improvement of staff-client interactions
- Reducing admissions to confinement resulting from community supervision/probation violations
- Collaborating with probation, courts, law enforcement, parole, and community providers to reduce recidivism and promote public safety
- Sharing your outcomes, lessons learned, and reforms with the field to inspire and inform other jurisdictions
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE HERE AND WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL CAPACITY HAS BEEN MET.
Questions about TTA requests should be directed to Jasmine Jackson, CJI’s Youth Justice Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 857-208-1410.
This project was supported by Grant 15PJDP-22-GK-03263-SCAX awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.