DOJ Accepting Applications to Interrupt Jail-to-Homelessness Pipeline

March 27, 2024
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) is now accepting applications for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Second Chance Act Pay for Success Program, which can help prevent or end homelessness among people currently or formerly involved in the criminal justice system.

BJA seeks to provide funding for state, local, and tribal governments to use performance- or outcomes-based contracting for permanent supportive housing to enhance or implement clinical services and other evidence-based responses to improve reentry, reduce recidivism, and address the treatment and recovery needs of people with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders who are currently or were formerly involved in the criminal justice system.

Among other eligible activities, the funding can be used for the following:

  • Enhancing contracts to provide individualized reentry services 
  • Managing a performance- or outcomes-based reentry services contract 
  • Training for government staff and service providers 
  • Providing permanent supportive housing and/or managing the contract
  • Collecting data and reports
  • Conducting regular performance and outcome reviews and evaluations 

Applications are due April 25.

Read the full announcement.


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