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Second Chance Act seeks applicants…

The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention seek applicants to provide support to enable state, local, and tribal governments to develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by prisoner reentry and to reduce recidivism.

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OVC biennial report to Congress…

This biennial report to Congress (NCJ 226030) outlines the activities and accomplishments of the Office for Victims of Crime during Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008. Each section summarizes victims’ needs in a particular area, such as terrorism, identity theft, or domestic violence, and illustrates how funding from OVC makes a crucial difference in the lives of crime victims. In addition to administering the Crime Victims Fund, which channels funds for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States, OVC raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance to service providers and victim assistance professionals.

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Hardin fiasco top story of 2009…

Hardin and its jail were in the news long before American Police Force appeared in town in September, such as with an earlier plan to take prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. The jail’s backers became increasingly desperate as their economic development venture failed to land contracts for state or federal prisoners.

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