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Description

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.

Programs/Initiatives

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 sex offender treatment programs is available on the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers website and by conducting a search of our National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database using "sex offender treatment" as your subject keywords.

For additional information, visit the Treatment and Recidivism section of the Sex Offenders Special Feature on our website.

General information on drug treatment programs in correctional facilities is available on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation website.

To learn about programs within a specific correctional facility, contact the facility directly. You can locate facility contact information by visiting the respective state's Department of Corrections website.

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.