FY 2023 Pre-Release and Post-Incarceration Services (PAPIS) Grant Program

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) administers general funds designated to support Pre-Release and Post-Incarceration Services (PAPIS) programs. Applications for continuation funding for Fiscal Year 2023 are being accepted. This grant is intended specifically to facilitate case management, reentry planning, transitional housing, treatment, employment readiness, and employment placement for individuals returning to the community. In addition to providing resources for basic needs, programs should incorporate research-informed practices that target individual criminogenic risk factors and needs associated with recidivism.

Pre-release services are intended to prepare individuals for transition from incarceration to the community. Jail pre-release services include assessment, reentry and transition planning, programming, information, and referrals to resources in the community. Programming should focus on both basic needs and criminogenic needs of individuals soon to be released. Pre-release services in state correctional institutions include collaboration with Department of Corrections’ staff in developing reentry and transition plans, and connection with providers in the community prior to release.

Post-incarceration services are intended to provide services to individuals that have been recently released from incarceration. These services may include job readiness and employment services, educational groups, treatment groups, and emergency services such as food, clothing, transportation, and shelter. Post-incarceration services may also include risk and recidivism reduction services, such as cognitive-behavioral programming and interventions.