Spokane – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, today announced $1,495,962 in Department of Justice grants to be used to help reduce recidivism among adults and juvenile offenders returning after confinement to their communities here in the Eastern District of Washington. The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of more than $92 million in funding to support reentry efforts throughout the United States.
These awards represent President Trump’s commitment to assisting people in America’s prisons and detention facilities who have earned the opportunity to take their places back in society.
“Former offenders are ultimately responsible for their own successes and failures, but our criminal and juvenile justice systems have an important role to play in preparing them for the obstacles that lie before them,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan. “I’m very pleased to make these resources available to help them get back on their feet and contribute to the prosperity of their communities and the betterment of our nation.”
The reentry and recidivism reduction grants awarded will help communities develop and implement comprehensive strategies to address the challenges posed by reentry and recidivism; support reentry services for detained juveniles and incarcerated parents with children under the age of 18; and support research and evaluation programs to advance understanding about reoffending.
United States Attorney Hyslop said, “The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington will use all available resources and strategies to reduce crime. One of the strategies to reduce recidivism is to provide services to offenders that promote successful reintegration into society, including education and employment opportunities, and the ability to be productive, law-abiding citizens, upon their release. This grant funding will help accomplish that.”
The following organizations received funding:
• HopeSource (Kittitas County) – receiving $749,994
• Washington State Department of Corrections (Eastern/Western Washington) – receiving $745,968
For a complete list of individual grant programs, award amounts, and jurisdictions that will receive funding, visit: https://www.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh241/files/media/document/reentryfactsheet.pdf
More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice. Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years