The FY 2023 Smart Supervision Program’s goal is to increase the capacity and increase the ability of probation and parole agencies to improve supervision success rates by more effectively addressing individuals’ risk and needs and reducing recidivism, thereby increasing community safety and reducing crime. Successful efforts not only reduce crime, they also reduce unnecessary admissions to prisons and jails.
In an effort to expand access to Smart Supervision grants, BJA encourages applications from (1) agencies that have not previously received OJP funding to support supervision efforts and (2) convening or governing bodies on behalf of one or more entities within a single jurisdiction in order to facilitate participation by multiple entities therein. For example, a State Administering Agency (SAA) that sets priorities and administers funds within the state, an Administrative Office of the Courts that oversees probation districts, or an association of supervision agencies may submit a single application that details a plan for a Smart Supervision project engaging more than one supervision office, district, or agency (“entity”). The applicant must have capacity to administer the award and include a Memorandum of Understanding or Letter of Intent from each entity’s chief executive. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of examples.
Applicants should consider this grant may meet a wide range of agency needs, from achieving the fundamentals of community supervision to testing innovative approaches and everything in between.
All successful applicants will receive technical assistance, at no cost to them, from the BJA-funded Community Supervision Resource Center. An applicant may note specific technical assistance needs—subject matter or project management needs—in their proposals as well as during the grant period, if awarded.
Priority Areas: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/O-BJA-2023-171505.pdf#page=9
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