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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).

Funding Opportunities

Visit the following sites to learn about corrections-related funding opportunities from OJP bureaus and other federal sources:

See the OJP Current Funding Opportunities page to learn more about opportunities and to access archived solicitations.


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

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:

Information on work release programs can be found in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant report, An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Prison Work Release Programs on Post-Release Recidivism and Employment. Additionally, reviews of corrections programs, including work release programs, are available on the Corrections & Reentry section of NIJ's CrimeSolutions website.

Resources that were developed to help address the problem of prison rape can be found on the National PREA Resource Center website and PREA/Offender Sexual Abuse section of the National Institute of Corrections website.

A state-by-state listing of organizations that provide employment, housing, and other reentry services is available on the Reentry Services Directory section of the National Reentry Resource Center website.

Visit the Employment and Vocational Training section of the Department of Justice's Reentry Resource Center website for additional information and resources.