BJA FY 14 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders

Quick Facts

Due DateMarch 18, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUp to $ 600,000
Category of Funding ActivityLaw, Justice and Legal Services
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Program Description

The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. There are currently over 2.2 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through tribal and local jails every year. Ninety-five percent of all people incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The coordination of reentry of members of Native American tribes is even more complex given that they can return from federal, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), state, local, and tribal facilities. The Second Chance Act helps to ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. The Second Chance Act Programs are designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry and recidivism reduction. ?Reentry? is not a specific program, but rather a process that starts when an individual is initially incarcerated and ends when he or she has been successfully reintegrated in the community as a law-abiding citizen. The reentry process includes screening and assessment in a pre-release setting, the delivery of evidence-based programming in a pre-release setting, and the delivery of a variety of evidence-based programming for every program participant in a post-release setting designed to ensure that the transition from prison or jail to the community is safe and successful. The Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders is designed to improve outcomes for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders through the screening and assessment of incarcerated individuals, availability of some pre-release programming, leading to the provision of appropriate evidence-based services and treatment after incarceration.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberBJA-2014-3773
Funding Opportunity TitleBJA FY 14 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders
Opportunity CategoryLaw, Justice and Legal Services
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateJanuary 14, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Due DateMarch 18, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Archive DateApril 17, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUp to $ 600,000
CFDA Number
  • 16.812 - Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Justice
Program Information WebsiteFull Announcement
ContactOffice: Office of Justice Programs
Address: Bureau of Justice Assistance
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