PAPIS: Virginia Prisoner Reentry Program

Grant Program Information:PAPIS: Virginia Prisoner Reentry Program
Program Description:

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.

Pre-release services are intended to prepare offenders for transition from incarceration life within the community. Jail pre-release services may include assessment, reentry and transition planning, training, counseling, mentoring, tutoring, information and referral. Training programs focus on job readiness and employment skills, budgeting, consumer skills, family relationships, transition expectations, and related areas of value to offenders soon to be released. Pre-release services in state correctional institutions include assisting prison staff in delivering the Department of Corrections’ Life Skills Program, developing reentry and transition plans for difficult placement cases, and connection with community services soon after release.

Post-Incarceration services are provided to clients that have been recently released from incarceration and are intended to address the specific needs of individual offenders after release from prisons or jails to support successful reintegration into the community and sustain crime-free lifestyles. Risk and recidivism reduction Sservices include assessment, training, counseling, mentoring, tutoring, information and referral, job readiness and employment services. Post-incarceration services also assist clients in obtaining stabilization and emergency services such as locating food, clothing, transportation, and shelter assistance.

Source of Funds:

State general funds

Amount Available:Amount varies
Purpose of Funds: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.
Eligibility Requirements:Applicants may be public or private nonprofit entities. There are currently nine reentry services providers supported by these funds. The state appropriation is stable at this time but, until the appropriation is expanded, this grant program is not open to any but the current service providers.
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DCJS Grants Administration
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Richmond, VA 23219
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