Workbook - CSG Justice Center

June 3 – 4, 2015
The Council of State Governments Justice Center
22 Cortlandt St., Floor 22
New York, New York 10007
Congratulations on receiving your FY2014 Second Chance Act (SCA) grant. The Council of State Governments
(CSG) Justice Center is excited to host you for this two-day FY2014 SCA Grantee Intensive Training Summit. This
event features national experts who will discuss innovative, research-driven strategies for reducing recidivism and
improving outcomes for people returning from prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. This summit provides an
opportunity for grantees to network with peers from around the country, meet with CSG technical assistance staff,
and learn from subject experts.
The CSG Justice Center has developed this workbook for you and your colleagues to prepare for this summit and
use throughout the event. Prior to traveling to the summit, please meet with your program staff to review this
workbook and discuss the issues herein. This workbook will provide those colleagues unable to attend the summit
the opportunity to have their questions and issues addressed by national experts and CSG Justice Center staff.
For summit participants, this workbook provides the opportunity to bring the feedback and program
recommendations discussed at the summit back home.
Epidaurus DBA Amity Foundation
Friends of Island Academy
New York
Old Pueblo Community Services
Odyssey House, Inc.
New York
Special Service for Groups
The RIDGE Project, Inc.*
The Connection, Inc.
Connection Training Services*
Safer Foundation
Employment Opportunity & Training
Center of Northeastern PA
Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc.
Lutheran Social Services
of South Dakota*
South Dakota
United Teen Equality Center, Inc.
Cornerstone Assistance Network, Inc.
Detroit Central City
Community Mental Health, Inc.
Family Pathfinders
of Tarrant County, Inc.
Fathers’ Support Center, St. Louis*
Kanawha Institute for Social Research
& Action, Inc. (KISRA)
West Virginia
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley
New Jersey
Center for Self-Sufficiency, Inc.
College and Community Fellowship
New York
Connections to Success
Exponents, Inc.
New York
Post Summit
Ask program staff and partners
what questions, issues, and
challenges they face in the
summit topic areas and record
the responses in the workbook.
We’ve provided some
questions to use as guidance.
Use the workbook to take
notes and refer to and report
on the issues, questions, and
challenges that program staff
raised; use breakout sessions to
strategize on how to
incorporate lessons learned into
program goals.
Use the notes, feedback, and
strategies documented in this
workbook to begin the process
of refining your
implementation plan and
solidifying action items.
There are three parts to each exercise:
• Pre-Training Items to Consider: Issues and questions to discuss with program staff before
arriving at the summit that will inform the Q&A period during each presentation.
• Supporting Resources: Resources pertaining to the issues discussed in each presentation
that can be found on the USB drive provided at check-in.
• Breakout Discussion Sessions: Discussion questions to consider after each presentation
that will help facilitate discussion during breakout sessions.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Registration (22nd Floor Lobby)
8:30 a.m.
Welcome (Brooklyn/Queens Training Room)
o Suzanne Brown-McBride, Deputy Director, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
o Andre Bethea, Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department
of Justice
o Patrick Dunckhorst, Program Specialist, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of
Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
9:00 a.m.
Keynote (Brooklyn/Queens Training Room)
Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship
9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
Integrating Risk-Reduction Strategies into Case Management
(Brooklyn/Queens Training Room)
Ann-Marie Louison, Co-Director of Adult Behavioral Health Programs, CASES
11:15 a.m.
Breakout Discussion Session
12:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m.
Fostering Client Engagement –Simultaneous Livestream– (Brooklyn/Queens Training Room)
Kati Habert, Deputy Program Director, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
o Jac Charlier, Director, Consulting and Training, Center for Health and Justice, TASC
o Amelia Murphy, Director of Recovery Support, Santa Maria Hostel
o Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship, NY
2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Breakout Discussion Session
4:15 p.m.
Day 1 Group Session with TA Providers/DOJ Staff
o Chidi Umez/Maureen Richey (Brooklyn/Queens Training Room)
o Nicole Jarrett/Dan Baeder/Jan De la Cruz (Manhattan)
o Ronin Davis/Patrick Dunckhorst (Bronx)
5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
8:30 a.m.
Engaging Mentees through Motivational Interviewing (Brooklyn/Queens Training Room)
Michael Clark, Director, The Center for Strength-Based Strategies
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Strengthening Families; Supporting Fathers through Reentry (Brooklyn/Queens Training
Ronin Davis, Policy Analyst, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
o Chris Brown, President, National Fatherhood Initiative
o Vernon Wallace, Manager, Baltimore Responsible Fatherhood Project, Center for Urban Families
o Rose Bynum, Program Specialist Region III, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for
Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
12:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m.
Strategy Session: Applying Lessons Learned to your Agency’s Work
(Grantees meet with TA providers)
o Chidi Umez/Maureen Richey (Brooklyn/Queens Training Room)
o Nicole Jarrett/Dan Baeder/Jan De la Cruz (Manhattan)
o Ronin Davis (Bronx)
2:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks (Brooklyn/Queens Training Room)
o Suzanne Brown-McBride, Deputy Director, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
o Andre Bethea, Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department
of Justice
2:30 p.m.
Incorporating Risk-Reduction Strategies into Case Management
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Breakout Discussion Sessions
Fostering Client Engagement
Breakout Discussion Session
Andre Bethea, Policy Advisor for Corrections
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Andre Bethea is the policy advisor for corrections at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Previously, Mr. Bethea served as the director for program operations and policy at the New York City Department
of Correction (NYCDOC) where he managed external relationships with community-based organizations and
research institutions, as well as developed policy/curriculum, identified best practices, and supervised programmatic
initiatives for adolescents and young adults in custody. As a legal coordinator prior to this, he provided law library
and research services for individuals in custody at NYCDOC. His career in criminal justice began as an analyst for
the New York City Police Department.
Mr. Bethea received his MA in library and information science from Pratt Institute and his BA in criminal justice
from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Christopher A. Brown, President
National Fatherhood Initiative
Christopher A. Brown is president of National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI). Chris has been with NFI since 2000,
having previously served as executive vice president. He served as a social marketing specialist and health
communications consultant with the Texas Department of State Health Services before joining NFI. Chris oversees
NFI’s strategy and business model development and implementation, operations, and fundraising. He is responsible
for the development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of NFI’s products, programs, training, and
services. Chris has played a critical role in shaping NFI’s focus as the leading provider of fatherhood skill-building
resources in the country and the leading trainer of organizations and practitioners seeking to offer fatherhood
programs in their communities. He has been the organization’s foremost developer of its world-class fatherhood
Mr. Brown received his BA in anthropology from the University of North Texas, and his MA in applied
anthropology from the University of South Florida.
Rose M. Bynum, Program Specialist
Office of Child Support Enforcement, Region III, Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
Rose M. Bynum is a program specialist with the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) Region III
with oversight responsibility for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. She has more than 26 years of
combined county, state, and federal child support experience. Her responsibilities include technical review and
assistance for the state child support programs as well as the initiation and coordination of activities and projects
that support the child support mission of strengthening families and family stability. Ms. Bynum is the fatherhood
lead for the Region III OCSE and for the OCSE’s Homeless Veterans’ Project for Baltimore, MD and Washington,
DC. Additionally, she provides leadership that ensures responsiveness to all formal or external inquiries addressing
concerns about individual child support cases.
She has a BA in criminal justice from LaSalle University and is pursuing an MA in divinity at the Lutheran
Theological Seminary of Philadelphia.
Jac A. Charlier, Director of Consulting and Training
Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)
Jac Charlier is an expert in community corrections policy and civic engagement, including developing strategies and
solutions that meet the needs of both the criminal justice system and the community. He currently leads criminal
justice consulting and training services for the Center for Health and Justice at TASC, specializing in system-level
solutions to substance use and mental health challenges across the criminal justice system. Mr. Charlier joined TASC
in 2011 after 16 years of service in the State Parole Division of the Illinois Department of Corrections, where he
specialized in building connections between parole and the community, and bringing innovations from research into
practice. He served as the criminal justice representative for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University
of Illinois-Chicago and is an adjunct faculty member at several Chicago-area universities, where he teaches criminal
justice courses around ethics, leadership, research, and management.
Mr. Charlier is a military veteran and is active with the American Legion. He received his MPA from The Ohio State
University and his BS in mathematics at University of Illinois-Urbana.
Michael Clark, Director
The Center for Strength-Based Strategies
Michael Clark is a forensic social worker who has served as a probation officer and circuit court magistrate in
Lansing, Michigan. For the past 15 years, Mr. Clark has directed the Center for Strength-Based Strategies, a
Michigan-based training and technical assistance group. He is long-time member of the Motivational Interviewing
Network of Trainers. In 2014, Mr. Clark was contracted to join the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in
Vienna, Austria as a secretariat/consultant for substance use issues. He is also a co-author to the upcoming book,
Motivational Interviewing for Offender Rehabilitation and Reentry, to be published in 2016 by Guilford Press.
Patrick Dunckhorst, Program Specialist
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Patrick Dunckhorst is a program specialist with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
Prior to joining OJJDP, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 27 years, where he became well versed in working
with young men and young women as well as families. His last assignment in the U.S. Marine Corps was as the
executive director of the Community Services Division headquarters in Washington DC. In this capacity, he was
responsible for family, youth and individual services ranging from alcohol and substance use prevention and
treatment programs, to family advocacy programs, to transition/relocation services, to mental health services, to
wellness programs at 19 installations serving Marines and their families throughout the United States and Japan. In
March 2002, he joined the Drug-Free Communities Support Program Team at OJJDP as a program manager.
Ann-Marie Louison, Co-Director of Adult Behavioral Health Programs
Ann-Marie Louison is the co-director of Adult Behavioral Health programs at CASES. She joined CASES in 1999
and is the co-founder of the Nathaniel Project, the first alternative-to-incarceration program in the Manhattan
Supreme Court for adults with severe and persistent mental illness who are convicted of felony offenses. The
Nathaniel Project won the 2002 Thomas M. Wernert Award for Innovations in Community Behavioral Healthcare
and was licensed in June 2003 by the New York State Office of Mental Health to provide evidenced-based Assertive
Community Treatment (ACT) services. Ms. Louison became the director of Mental Health Programs in 2002,
overseeing Nathaniel ACT and subsequently launching the EXIT and Transitional Case Management programs. In
2011, CASES merged its criminal court and mental health programs into a new program group known as Adult
Behavioral Health.
Prior to joining CASES, Ms. Louison was a social worker for the Manhattan Psychiatric Center on Ward’s Island
and a probation officer in England.
Amelia Murphy, Director of Recovery Support Services
Santa Maria Hostel, Inc.
Amelia Murphy was among the first graduates of Santa Maria Hostel, Inc. in 1990 and became a member of the
alumni association. Ms. Murphy is in long-term recovery and a strong advocate of the peer-to-peer model in the
recovery community. Currently, Ms. Murphy is a member of the Recovery Oriented System of Care-Houston
(ROSC) and is part of the Recovery Advocacy Committee and Criminal Justice Committee. She also serves as an
active member with The Reentry Coalition, The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, and the
Houston Super Neighborhood Council. Ms. Murphy works in many capacities with the drug and alcohol treatment
field for women and their children, and has a passion for people who need recovery coaching as part of the
continuum of care. She focuses on chemical dependency, trauma support, mental health support, and dual recovery
support for incarcerated, indigent, and homeless individuals.
Ms. Murphy is currently working towards her BA in psychology at Walden University and has received the recovery
coach train-the-trainer certificate. She recently passed the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals
exam for the State of Texas.
Vivian Nixon, Executive Director
College and Community Fellowship
Vivian Nixon is executive director of College and Community Fellowship, an organization committed to removing
individual and structural barriers to higher education for women with criminal record histories and their families.
She is currently a Columbia University Community Scholar and has received multiple honors, including the John Jay
Medal for Justice, the Ascend Fellowship at the Aspen Institute, the Soros Justice Fellowship, and the Petra
Foundation Fellowship. Her leadership activities include co-founding the Education Inside Out Coalition, a
collaborative effort to increase access to higher education for justice-involved students, and serving on the Advisory
Board of JustLeadershipUSA.
Vernon Wallace, Baltimore Responsible Fatherhood Project Program Manager
Center for Urban Families
Vernon Wallace joined the Center for Urban Families in August 2011 as the program manager for the Baltimore
Responsible Fatherhood Project. Prior to joining the Center for Urban Families, Mr. Wallace was the director of
two homeless shelters in Baltimore. In 2007, he first became involved in the responsible fatherhood field as
program coordinator of the Youth Fathers’ Program in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. As a married man and
father of a 3-year-old, Mr. Wallace’s passion for assisting fathers has grown tremendously. He performs outreach in
jails in different counties as well partners with local elementary schools to provide fatherhood services for parents
and students, and continues to strengthen partnerships with Baltimore City Child Support, where he has sat on the
advisory board. Mr. Wallace was recently appointed by former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to be a
member of the Commission for Child Custody Decision-Making. As a result, a child custody statute was drafted.
Mr. Wallace was selected as one of the commissioners to present the statute to the Senate and House Judiciary
Committees in Maryland.
He received his BS in telecommunications from Morgan State University.
Daniel Baeder, Program Associate
Dan Baeder is a program associate within the Reentry Program, where he focuses particularly on health care policy
issues affecting individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system. Prior to joining the CSG Justice
Center, Mr. Baeder worked as a research associate at the Ohio Legislative Service Commission, where he focused
on insurance law and policy—including the impact of the Affordable Care Act at the state level—and the
development of state-based health insurance exchanges.
He holds a BA in economics and political science from Case Western Reserve University.
Suzanne Brown-McBride, Deputy Director
Suzanne Brown-McBride is the deputy director of the CSG Justice Center. Previously, Ms. Brown-McBride served
as the executive director for two statewide victim assistance associations, the California Coalition Against Sexual
Assault and the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. She acted as chair of both the California Sex
Offender Management Board and the Washington State Department of Corrections Victims Council. Ms. BrownMcBride was also an appointee to the California Alliance to Combat Trafficking and Slavery and the Washington
State Sentencing Guidelines Commission. Prior to this, she worked on behalf of sexual assault victims as a
community education specialist and crisis line advocate. She is a 2010 recipient of the Lois Haight Award of
Excellence and Innovation, which honors a professional whose efforts have had a significant impact on local, state,
national, or international public policy development and implementation that promote dignity, respect, rights, and
services for victims of crime.
She received her BA in English and history from Pacific University.
Jan De la Cruz, Program Associate,
Jan De la Cruz is a program associate working with the Reentry Program. Prior to joining the CSG Justice Center,
he worked as an administrative/operations specialist at TGM Associates. For his Master’s degree capstone, Mr. De
la Cruz studied policy issues in New Jersey’s community release program and presented alternatives to improve
oversight on the state’s halfway houses.
Mr. De la Cruz received his BA in Criminal Justice and his MPA, specializing in operational oversight, from John
Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Ronin A. Davis, Policy Analyst
Ronin Davis is a policy analyst with the Reentry Program at the CSG Justice Center. Prior to joining the CSG
Justice Center, Mr. Davis worked on the Strong Fathers, Stronger Families program at Seedco, where he oversaw
four community-based organizations that provide services to parents who are low income. He has also worked on
alternatives to incarceration for vulnerable populations through internships at the Legal Aid Society and the Center
for Court Innovation’s Midtown Community Court. Before moving to New York, Mr. Davis worked in juvenile
detention as a bond commissioner and community justice professional at the Boulder County Juvenile Assessment
Center in Colorado. He is a licensed master social worker in the state of New York.
He received his MS in social work from Columbia University and his BA in psychology and English from the
University of Colorado-Boulder.
Kati Habert, Deputy Program Director, National Initiatives
Kati Habert works mainly with the National Reentry Resource Center to support grantee activities focused on
family substance use treatment and co-occurring substance and mental health disorders. Previously, as a senior
associate with the National Association of Counties in the County Services Department’s Community Services
Division, she worked on criminal justice technical assistance and education, working with various federal and
foundation partners to bring justice assistance to counties. Ms. Habert has worked on a diverse range of issues,
including reentry, methamphetamine prevention, mental health and substance use co-occurring disorders, juvenile
justice, and pretrial services.
She graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA and an MA in criminal justice/criminology.
Nicole Jarrett, Senior Policy Analyst
Nicole Jarrett works on the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project team and provides support to some
of the center’s health-related efforts. Prior to joining the CSG Justice Center, Dr. Jarrett served as the director of
Health Policy Research at the National Medical Association, where she worked on a variety of research and
stakeholder projects on improving systems of care for underserved populations. She was also a research and
evaluation consultant to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the director of Community Health Policy
for the Baltimore City Health Department.
She received her BS in public health from Rutgers University and her PhD from Johns Hopkins University.
Gerard Murphy, Deputy Director, National Initiatives
Gerard Murphy is the deputy director of National Initiatives at the CSG Justice Center. In this role, he coordinates
activities among program areas and provides administrative oversight. In addition, he directs the Law Enforcement
Program. Prior to joining the CSG Justice Center, he was the director of Homeland Security and Development at
the Police Executive Research Forum, a nonprofit membership organization of law enforcement leaders. There, he
managed a variety of grant-funded projects focusing on research and technical assistance for law enforcement
agencies; oversaw the development of new project ideas; and authored twenty publications that provide policy
advice and guidance to leaders in law enforcement. He also spent 12 years with the Baltimore County Police
Department as assistant to the chief and director of Planning and Research, where he wrote agency policies and
procedures, developed strategic plans, conducted program evaluations, and directed the Baltimore County Police
He received his MA in public policy and administration from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his
BA from Providence College. !
Maureen Richey, Policy Analyst
Before joining the staff of the CSG Justice Center, Maureen Richey was an analyst with the Joint Public Policy
Office of the Alliance for Children and Families and the United Neighborhood Centers of America in Washington,
DC, where she focused on neighborhood revitalization and place-based policy. Ms. Richey has diverse experience in
housing policy, especially homeless services and housing instability. She has worked as a consultant for the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development and completed two years of AmeriCorps VISTA service in
southwest Oregon.
Ms. Richey has a BA in history from the University of Chicago and an MA in public policy from Duke University.
Michael Thompson, Director
Michael Thompson is the director of the CSG Justice Center. He has worked on criminal justice policy issues with
the organization since 1997, getting his start with CSG’s Eastern Regional Conference. He has launched and
overseen various national policy initiatives to improve outcomes for people with mental illnesses in the criminal
justice system; enhance the ability of people released from prisons and jails to succeed in the community; and
increase public safety, reduce spending on corrections, and improve conditions in the neighborhoods to which most
people released from prison return. These efforts have prompted congressional hearings, federal legislation, national
news coverage, and bipartisan legislative and programmatic initiatives in states across the country. Prior to joining
CSG, Mr. Thompson worked for three years for the Office of the Court Monitor, established by a U.S. District
Court judge, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mr. Thompson received his BA with honors from Middlebury College.
Angela Tolosa, Deputy Program Director
Angela Tolosa is a deputy program director for reentry within National Initiatives at the CSG Justice Center. Prior
to joining the CSG Justice Center, Ms. Tolosa worked at the New York City Department of Correction
(NYCDOC) as the assistant commissioner for Skills Development and Program Services, responsible for the
oversight of NYCDOC’s provision of educational services, job training, grievance resolution, and law library
services for individuals in NYCDOC custody. In that capacity, she managed relationships with NYCDOC
stakeholders and partners, including the New York City Department of Education and several community-based
organizations. Additionally, she oversaw the operations of the city’s first social impact bond-funded initiative, which
seeks to reduce recidivism among adolescents in NYCDOC custody. Previously, Ms. Tolosa worked as an executive
director of the New York City’s Department of Small Business Services, managing operations of Workforce1
Career Centers. She also worked at the Center for Court Innovation in various capacities, most recently as the
project director of Midtown Community Court.
She received her JD from Brooklyn Law School and her BA in sociology from Brown University.
Chidi Umez, Policy Analyst
Chidi Umez is a policy analyst with the National Division’s Reentry program, providing technical assistance to
organizations that implement adult mentoring reentry programs. Prior to joining the CSG Justice Center, she
worked at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas-Austin, where she contributed her
writing on juvenile justice legislative reform to an annual publication. She has also served as a legislative aide in the
Texas House of Representatives and as a court attorney in the New York Civil Supreme Court.
Ms. Umez received a BA in English and corporate communications from University of Houston, and a JD from the
Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.
Technical Assistance Providers
Nicole Jarrett
[email protected]
Jan De la Cruz
[email protected]
Chidi Umez
[email protected]
Maureen Richey!
[email protected]!
Dan Baeder
[email protected]
Ronin Davis
[email protected]
Andre Bethea | [email protected]
Policy Advisor
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Patrick Dunckhorst | [email protected]
Program Specialist
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
Suzanne Brown-McBride | [email protected]
Deputy Director
The Council of State Governments Justice Center
Jerry Murphy | [email protected]
Director of Technical Assistance
The Council of State Governments Justice Center
Michael Thompson | [email protected]
The Council of State Governments Justice Center
Angela Tolosa | [email protected]
Deputy Director of Reentry
The Council of State Governments Justice Center
Signed into law on April 9, 2008, the Second Chance Act (SCA) (P.L. 110-199) was designed to improve outcomes
for people returning to communities after incarceration. This first-of-its-kind legislation authorizes federal grants to
government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide support strategies and services designed to help reduce
recidivism by improving outcomes for people returning from prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities.
The Second Chance Act’s grant programs are funded and administered by the Office of Justice Programs in the
U.S. Department of Justice. Within the Office of Justice Programs, the Bureau of Justice Assistance awards Second
Chance Act grants serving adults and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awards grants
serving youth.
For more information, please visit
First funded in 2009, this SCA mentoring grant program supports nonprofit organizations and federally recognized
Indian tribes that provide mentoring, case management, and other transitional services to adults returning from
prison and jail. SCA mentoring grants provide up to $300,000 over a two-year grant period. Beginning in 2011, BJA
began offering mentoring grants in two categories: adult mentoring, and mentoring focused on promoting
responsible parenting.
In FY2014, the Bureau of Justice Assistance introduced the SCA Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry
Program Utilizing Mentors grant solicitation. This grant is intended to support nonprofit organizations that have a
documented history of providing comprehensive, evidence-based reentry services. Recipients of this grant award
are able to receive $1 million over a 36-month period. The goal of this program is to promote effective and
successful reentry for formerly incarcerated individuals by supporting programs that offer comprehensive wraparound reentry plans while utilizing trained mentors. The primary goal of the mentoring process in this program is
to prepare an individual prior to release for reentry, and support him/her during the reentry process to enhance
success and promote public safety post-release.
In FY2014, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded $2 million in grant funds to five
grant recipients under the SCA Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers And Their Children Reentry
Mentoring Project. This initiative supports nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes that
provide mentoring and transitional services to young fathers who are reintegrating from secure confinement
facilities and out-of-home placement back into their communities. The goals of this solicitation are to reduce
recidivism among young fathers; improve outcomes for young fathers, their children, and family members; and
promote responsible fatherhood.