Correctional Services Grants

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is making state general funds available for grants to support addiction recovery programs in local and regional jails.

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) administers general appropriation funds designated for the purpose of supporting the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act for Local-Responsible Offenders (CCCA) and the Pretrial Services Act (PSA) as discretionary grants to local units of gove

In response to the Appropriations Act language, DCJS is soliciting concept paper proposals from local and regional jails “to establish pilot programs to provide services to mentally ill inmates, or to provide pre-incarceration services to prevent mentally ill offenders from entering jails.”
This program, which is financed by a state appropriation and administered by the DCJS, supports prerelease and post-incarceration professional services and guidance that increase the opportunity for, and the likelihood of, successful reintegration of adults upon release from prisons and jails into local communities. PAPIS programs are incorporating research-informed recidivism reduction services into service delivery, with specific focus areas of assessing clients for risk and needs related to recidivism, evidence-based cognitive-behavioral programming, and job readiness and employment services. As a key element for successful reintegration of returning clients, employment placement services are emphasized in the scope of service delivery by potential grant recipients.

Virginia’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) purpose is to improve public safety by reducing recidivism among substance abusing offenders completing RSAT programs.