FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† OJP

June 4, 2001††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 202/307-0703

 

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ADVISORY

 

Funds Available to Help Reintegrate Offenders Into Communities

 

 

Applications are now being accepted for grants up to $3.1 million under the new Young Offender Initiative: Reentry Grant Program. A collaboration among the Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice and Labor, the program supports efforts to ensure public safety by helping returning offenders become productive members of their community.Approximately $79 million will be available for up to 25 grantees. The application deadline is October 1, 2001.††

 

The Young Offender Initiative: Reentry Grant Program will help communities combine close supervision with services to help ex-offenders ages 14 to 35 become law-abiding citizens, gain long-term employment and maintain a stable residence.The reentry efforts will entail public-private partnerships that involve the whole community and provide a range of services, including substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment and job placement.Reentry planning will involve close coordination among corrections staff, law enforcement, probation/parole officers and community-based service providers.

 

To obtain a copy of the FY 2001 Young Offender Initiative: Reentry Grant Program Application Package, see the Grant Solicitations and Application Kits section of the Office of Justice Programsí (OJP) Corrections Program Office Website at

www.ojp.usdoj.gov/cpo/applicationkits.htm or contact the Department of Justice Response Center at 1-800/421-6770.

 

Media and Congressional staff should contact the OJP Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at 202/307-0703.

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