The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications to manage the National Center on Restorative Justice, which seeks to educate, train, and build knowledge on restorative justice approaches, principles, and their application to criminal justice and community safety.
Donor Name: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $3,000,000
Grant Duration: 48 months
With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks to fund an accredited university of higher education or law school to manage and expand the work of the National Center on Restorative Justice (NCRJ), with the overall purpose to educate, train, and build knowledge on restorative justice (RJ) approaches, principles, and their application to criminal justice and community safety. This includes educating and training the next generation of justice leaders on the use of restorative justice within, or in alignment with, criminal justice systems.
The primary goals of the National Center on Restorative Justice are to:
- educate and train the next generation of juvenile and criminal justice leaders, including restorative justice practitioners and
- advance research related to restorative justice.
To improve criminal justice policy and practice in the United States, the applicant must address the following objectives:
- Development and delivery of educational and training curricula designed to broaden the understanding of justice systems and restorative approaches through a degree program, a summer term institute, or brief training courses, while also encouraging access to restorative justice practitioners and educational opportunities for those who are under supervision or incarcerated.
- Conducting research focused on restorative justice principles and practices, including how best to provide direct services that address social inequities through use of these concepts and measuring the impact of restorative justice approaches on public safety and increase access to key services that reduce criminal justice involvement, such as simultaneous access to substance use disorder treatment, higher education, and recovery support.
- Anticipated Total Amount to be Awarded Under Solicitation: $3,000,000
- Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $3,000,000
Period of Performance Duration (Months)
- Accredited universities of higher education
- Accredited law schools.
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