Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice is pleased
to announce a satellite videoconference addressing the recently released
funding Initiative, "Going Home." The 90-minute broadcast,
addressing the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative, will be
aired nationwide on Thursday, February 28, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EST.
The reentry of serious, high-risk offenders into communities across the
country has long been a source of violent crime in the United States. As
more than 630,000 adult and an estimated 100,000 juvenile offenders are
released from prisons and correctional facilities every year, the
problem of their recidivism has become a crisis that affects all parts
of a community. The goal of the Initiative will be to build on
innovative ideas that reduce the recidivism of these offenders and,
thus, reduce the overall amount of violent and other serious crime that
is inflicted on our society.
Information regarding funding levels; eligible applicants; eligible
activities including institutionally based programs, community-based
transition programs and community-based long term support; and,
application requirements will be provided. It is the goal of the
Initiative to identify and enhance existing successful reentry programs.
Viewers are encouraged to videotape the broadcast for future use; no
rights are reserved by OJJDP or JJTAP. The broadcast will be
closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. It will be available for
viewing, via satellite, on both C-band and Ku-band and will be cybercast
on the Internet.
- To present information about funding for the Initiative
- To provide an overview of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry
The broadcast is designed for
criminal and juvenile justice practitioners, judges and staff,
policymakers, community leaders, prosecutors, defense attorneys,
probation and parole officers, social service agencies, law enforcement
agencies, and others interested in public safety, and supporting
offenders to live as law-abiding and contributing members of society.
To register to host the
teleconference, fill out and submit the Host
Registration Form. Information for the site facilitator (host)
will be available at the Teleconference
To register to view the teleconference live online through streaming
video, fill out and submit the Online
Viewing Registration Form. Information for online viewers will
be available at the Teleconference
If you would like to view the videoconference at a downlink facility,
please go to the Registered
Downlink Sites Page to locate a registered site in your area.
Contact the closest site near you to register for the teleconference.
You are encouraged to videotape the
broadcast for use as a future resource. No rights are reserved by OJJDP
or its contractors, the Juvenile Justice Telecommunications Assistance
Project (JJTAP). This broadcast will be closed-captioned for the hearing
The Juvenile Justice Teleconference Website
For More information, please contact:
'Jenny McWilliams' at 859-622-6671