The number of adults supervised by the U.S. correctional system dropped for the ninth consecutive year in 2016. At yearend 2016, approximately one in every 38 adults in the United States was under some form of correctional supervision. More than two-thirds (69 percent) of the correctional population were supervised in the community at year-end 2016. (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Correctional Populations in the United States, 2016, April 2018).
See the Current Funding Opportunities page to learn about opportunities available from the OJP program offices related to this and other topics. Also see Grants.gov for opportunities from other federal agencies.
- Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): Corrections Programs
- National Parole Resource Center
- Prison Rape Elimination Act
- Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program
- Reentry Resource Center
Training and Technical Assistance
Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP bureaus/offices and other federal agencies:
- Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
- Criminal Justice Testing and Evaluation Consortium (CJTEC)
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS): Justice Events
- National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Training
- National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Events
See the Mental Health Courts Program and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program sections of the Bureau of Justice Assistance website for information. Also visit the GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation and the Council of State Governments' Mental Health websites for additional information and resources.
Information about mental health courts is available on the following websites:
- Bureau of Justice Assistance: Mental Health Courts Program
- Council of State Governments: Mental Health
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation