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).
Visit the following sites to learn about corrections-related funding opportunities from OJP bureaus and other federal sources:
- Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): Funding
- National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Funding
- Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART): Funding Opportunities
See the OJP Current Funding Opportunities page to learn more about opportunities and to access archived solicitations.
- 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
The Bureau of Justice Assistance's Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) provide benefits for public safety officers who have been permanently and totally disabled by a catastrophic personal injury sustained in the line-of-duty if that injury permanently prevents the officer from performing any substantial and gainful work. The PSOB Program website provides information about the program, answers to frequently asked questions, and contact information for PSOB staff.
Megan's Law, signed by President Clinton in May 1996, amends the Jacob Wetterling Act to require states to release relevant information concerning registered child molesters and sexually violent offenders when necessary to protect the public. You can learn more about Megan's Law and other sex offender legislation by visiting the Legislative History of Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification section of the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking website.
You can locate state sex offender registry sites on the National Sex Offender Public Website.
The Corrections section of our site provides information about funding and programs/initiatives that relate to corrections. If you are seeking information about programs that are available in a specific facility, please contact that facility directly. Also see the National Institute of Corrections website for additional resources.