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).
See the Current Funding Opportunities page to learn about opportunities available from the OJP program offices related to this and other topics. Also see Grants.gov for opportunities from other federal agencies.
- 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
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The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative serves as a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) and advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing and integration initiatives. It represents more than thirty independent organizations spanning the spectrum of law enforcement, judicial, correctional, and related bodies. For further information, visit the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative website.
Information about and access to findings from Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) recidivism studies is available on the Recidivism section of the BJS website. Also see BJS's Prisoner Recidivism Data Analysis Tool, which you can use to calculate recidivism rates for persons released from state prisons in 2005.
Operated by the National Institute of Justice, the 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 Drugs & Substance Abuse section of the site to view research on program effectiveness reviewed and rated by CrimeSolutions Researchers and Reviewers.
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