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Category Archives: Criminal Justice
The Department of Justice today announced two winning applications under its pay-for-success program. According to the DOJ press release: BJA is making two Pay for Success awards: an implementation award to Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and a planning award to Lowell, … Continue reading
On August 2, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the launch of a new social impact bond-financed, 4-year project to reduce youth recidivism in the city. The program will target young males aged 16-18 exiting a facility on Rikers … Continue reading
On August 1, the state of Massachusetts announced the choice of two sets of partnerships to lead its work under its $50 million pay-for-performance initiative. The two partnerships will focus on juvenile recidivism and chronic homelessness respectively. Under the partnerships, … Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Justice has released its grant application for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. Applications are due June 7. The Byrne program is the Justice Department’s version of Promise and Choice Neighborhoods. Promise Neighborhoods, run out of … Continue reading
On March 20, the New South Wales government in Australia announced that it has chosen three consortia with which to partner in its social impact bond pilot program. One consortium, which consists of two organizations, Social Finance and Mission Australia, … Continue reading
On February 23, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the availability of three new grant opportunities that could support pay-for-success strategies in combating recidivism. The three grant opportunities all fall under the Second Chance Act, which helps individuals exiting jail … Continue reading