Corrections refers to the supervision of persons arrested for, convicted of, or sentenced for criminal offenses. Correctional populations fall into two general categories: institutional corrections and community corrections. Correctional officers play a pivotal role in protecting public safety. They separate individuals convicted of crimes from communities as they serve out their sentences, and they also help those who have completed their sentences to live law-abiding lives through a variety of reentry services.
Through various funding opportunities, research, and more, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is working to provide critical information and resources to corrections personnel and to support corrections programming.
- See Current Funding Opportunities to learn about available funding from the OJP program offices related to this and other topics.
- Access the OJP Award Data page for details about grants awarded by OJP.
- Sign up for Funding News for weekly funding announcements and tips.
Programs & Initiatives
Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:
- National Parole Resource Center
- National Reentry Resource Center
- Prison Rape Elimination Act
- Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program
Also see the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs. And, see the Corrections section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics website for data.
Training & Technical Assistance
Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:
Frequently Asked Questions
The following resources provide information about juvenile reentry/aftercare resources:
The Reentry section of the National Institute of Justice website and the Bureau of Justice Assistance-supported National Reentry Resource Center website capture a number of resources, articles, and more related to the reentry of individuals to their communities. Also visit the Corrections & Reentry section of the CrimeSolutions website for access to important research on the effectiveness of a variety of reentry programs and practices.
For information about juvenile reentry, see these resources from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention:
- Youth Reentry and Family Engagement
- Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections or Treatment Programs
- Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide: Juvenile Reentry Programs
You can find additional information and resources in our Reentry Special Feature.
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. Visit the Corrections & Reentry section of the site to view research on program effectiveness reviewed and rated by CrimeSolutions Researchers and Reviewers.
Also see the following sites for additional information and resources: