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Correctional officers play a pivotal role in protecting public safety. They not only separate offenders from communities across the country as they serve out their sentences, but they also deter others from breaking the law and prepare offenders to live a law-abiding life when they re-enter society through a variety of reentry initiatives.

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.


Programs & Initiatives

Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:

Also see the Corrections & Reentry page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs.

Training & Technical Assistance

Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Date Modified: July 01, 2021
Date Created: August 28, 2020