Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives, FY 2019

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks to build knowledge on best practices in offender reentry initiatives. Specifically, NIJ requests proposals for rigorous research to examine reentry initiatives that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs. For this solicitation, NIJ is interested in supporting evaluations of innovative reentry initiatives that focus on juveniles, young adults (aged 18-24), and adults with a moderate-to-high risk of reoffending. A particular focus on the risk of reoffending with a violent crime is encouraged. These initiatives may be applicable to juvenile residential facilities, institutional and/or community corrections.

The primary goal of this solicitation is to support the rigorous examination of innovative reentry initiatives, including those in rural communities. Proposals that seek to evaluate reentry initiatives funded by the Second Chance Act or other reentry initiatives will be considered. Preference in award decisions will be given to applications that propose to use a randomized controlled trial (RCT).

Funding Source: 
National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: 
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Small businesses
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Individuals
  • State governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses