Special Feature: Reentry - Funding Programs and Evaluations

Program Evaluations, Performance Reports, and Additional Publications

Department of Justice Program Plan
U.S. Department of Justice, Annual
Cross-Site Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2011 Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2018
Evaluation of Seven Second Chance Act Adult Demonstration Programs: Impact Findings at 30 Months
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2018
The National Institute of Justice's Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Lessons Learned about Reentry Court Program Implementation and Sustainability
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2018
Reentry Court Research: Overview of Findings from the National Institute of Justice's Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2017
DOJ Grants Financial Guide
U.S. Department of Justice, December 2017
The Second Chance Act: Juvenile Reentry
Bureau of Justice Assistance - and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Sponsored, July 2016
Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fact Sheet
Bureau of Justice Assistance, January 2016
OJP Strategic Plan, FY 2016 – FY 2018
Office of Justice Programs, December 2015
Fact Sheet on Second Chance Act Grant Program Accomplishments: October 2009-March 2015
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, September 2015
The Second Chance Act
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, September 2015
Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Programs: Implementation Challenges and Lessons Learned
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2015
Cross-Site Evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Green Reentry Program: Final Technical Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, December 2014
Experiences with Incorporating Culture into Tribal Green Reentry Programs: From the Cross-Site Evaluation of OJJDP's Tribal Green Reentry Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, August 2014
National Institute of Justice's Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Staff and Client Perspectives on Reentry Courts from Year 2
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2014
The Second Chance Act: Juvenile Reentry
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, June 2014
The Impact of Prison Reentry Services on Short-Term Outcomes: Evidence From a Multisite Evaluation
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2014
BJA Strategies to Support Tribal Reentry
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, April 2014
Program Performance Report: Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Program (SAVIN), January-June 2013
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2014
'Cultural Shift' Is Among Findings of Second Chance Act Evaluation
National Institute of Justice, December 2013
Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, November 2013
National Institute of Justice's Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Program Characteristics and Preliminary Themes from Year 1
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2013
Program Performance Report: Second Chance Act—Adult Demonstration Reentry Grant Program, July 2011-June 2012
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2013
Program Performance Report: Second Chance Act—Adult Mentoring Grant Program, July 2011-June 2012
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2013
Program Performance Report: Second Chance Act—Targeting Offenders with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Grant Program, July 2011-June 2012
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2013
Program Performance Report: Second Chance Act—Technology Careers Grant Program, July 2011-June 2012
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2013
Prisoner Reentry Services: What Worked for SVORI Evaluation Participants?
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2012
OJJDP Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Demonstration Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, July 2010
An Economic Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2009
The Multi-site Evaluation of SVORI: Methodology and Analytic Approach
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2009
The Multi-site Evaluation of SVORI: Summary and Synthesis
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2009
Prisoner Reentry Experiences of Adult Females: Characteristics, Service Receipt, and Outcomes of Participants in the SVORI Multi-Site Evaluation
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2009
Prisoner Reentry Experiences of Adult Males: Characteristics, Service Receipt, and Outcomes of Participants in the SVORI Multi-site Evaluation
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2009
Reentry Experiences of Confined Juvenile Offenders: Characteristics, Service Receipt, and Outcomes of Juvenile Male Participants in the SVORI Multi-site Evaluation
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2009

See the Reentry/Release section of the NCJRS site for additional OJP and OJP-sponsored program evaluations and performance reports.

Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation's justice system. BJA offers a Grant Writing and Management Academy and provides funding through a number of programs, including the:
  • Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including community corrections and reentry.
  • Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, which supports innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system.
  • Second Chance Act, which was enacted to break the cycle of criminal recidivism; improve public safety; and help state, local, and tribal government agencies and community organizations respond to the rising populations of formerly incarcerated people who return to their communities.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): Center for Research Partnerships and Program Evaluation (CRPPE)
BJA's CRPPE provides information on practitioner-researcher partnerships, performance measures, logic models, program evaluation, and other important information to devise solutions to improve the quality, quantity, and equity of criminal justice and public safety services.
CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices, including programs and practices related to reentry/release.
Grants 101
Developed by the Office of Justice Programs, Grants 101 is a step-by-step tutorial on the grant process and is designed to help prospective grantees prepare more effective applications.
Grants Management System (GMS)
For some Office of Justice Programs' grants, potential grantees can use GMS to apply for the grant, review and make changes to an application, receive award documents, submit reports, and close out the grant. GMS offers help to users, including online training support.
Grants.gov
On the Grants.gov website, you can find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies. You can also sign up to receive announcements of new federal grants and modifications of existing grant announcements from Grants.gov.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ funds research, development, and evaluation about criminal justice through competitive solicitations. The focus of the solicitations varies from year to year based on research priorities and available funding. The NIJ site contains Current Funding Opportunities as well as information about Forthcoming Solicitations.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI)
Initiated in 2004, the purposes of the NIJ-funded SVORI evaluation were to determine the extent to which participation in SVORI programs improved access to reentry services and programs and resulted in improved outcomes in the areas of housing, education, employment and criminal behavior.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
OJP provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. Contained on the OJP Funding Resource Center site is information about open solicitations, resources for applicants and grantees, grant procedures and requirements, links to State Administering Agencies, and additional grant-related resources.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP sponsors research, program, and training initiatives; develops priorities and goals and sets policies to guide federal juvenile justice issues; disseminates information about juvenile justice issues; and awards funds to states to support local programming. OJJDP provides funding through a number of programs, including the:
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Model Programs Guide (MPG)
The OJJDP MPG contains information about and ratings of juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. See the Reentry/Aftercare page for topical program information.
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
This mission of the SMART Office is to protect the public by supporting the national implementation of a comprehensive sex offender registration and notification system. As part of this mission, the SMART Office administers grant programs relating to sex offender management.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Justice (DOJ): Juvenile Re-entry Assistance Program (JRAP)
In an effort to reduce barriers for justice-involved youth, DOJ and HUD established JRAP, an initiative to help Public Housing Authorities and legal assistance organizations address challenges to housing and employment among justice-involved individuals.
U.S. Department of Labor: Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO)
The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration houses REO, which consists of a portfolio of grant projects providing pre- and post-release services to both eligible youth and adult formerly incarcerated populations.

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