This FOA provides the opportunity for organizations to build customized projects from evidence-based and informed interventions or from promising practices.
These projects will serve either young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system
or adults ages 25 or older who have been incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system and released from prison or jail within 180 days.
All projects must be located in high-poverty, high-crime communities.
The focus of this initiative is to assist communities in planning and implementing comprehensive "reentry" programs to address the full range of challenges involved in helping formerly incarcerated adults and young adults who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system make successful transitions back to the community.
The intent of this initiative is to protect community safety by ensuring that these individuals:
• become productive, responsible, and law-abiding citizens; • are provided with positive opportunities to engage in pro-social activities such as employment and/or education; • maintain long-term employment; • sustain a stable residence; and • successfully address their substance abuse issues and mental health needs, as applicable, through partnerships with local programs.