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Agency:    Department of Justice
Bureau:    Office of Justice Programs
Account:    State and local law enforcement assistance (15-0404)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Director, OBMS
Contact Information:    http://WWW.USDOJ.GOV   202-514-2007
To improve the functioning of the criminal justice system and enforce state and local laws - Virginia Pre-release and Post-incarceration Services (PAPIS).

1 recipient will receive $1,519,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 148
Description: The Virginia Pre-release and Post-incarceration Services (hereafter referred to as PAPIS) Program represent a coalition of agencies that will offer transition services to local and state institutions and released offenders across the State of Virginia. The overall goal of the Virginia PAPIS Program is to reduce criminal activities and recidivism by adult offenders released to the community. The following are the goals and some of the specific objectives of the program: (1.) To prepare offenders for transition from incarceration to the community by providing information, education, and referral services to a total of 18,000 offenders prior to and/or following release from incarceration. (2.) To assist released adult offenders in locating and retaining employment by providing career counseling to 6,700 offenders; placing 2,700 offenders directly into jobs; and, providing 5,500 offenders with employment assistance through bus passes, cab or other transportation modes to assist with job search and job attendance. (3.) To assist released offenders with structured and supportive family guidance and counseling services by coordinating referrals and services for 6,800 adult offenders and their families for substance abuse, mental health or other counseling needs as necessary. (4.) To develop and maintain community support systems for adult offenders through the use of volunteers and existing community agencies and services by providing short-term emergency housing assistance through referral or direct placement and/or financial assistance to 400 offenders; providing emergency clothing assistance through referral or directly to 900 offenders; providing emergency food assistance through referral or directly to 800 offenders; and, recruiting, training, and maintaining a stable of 200 community volunteers to mentor, counsel, assist, or provide other services to offenders.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Virginia Dept of Criminal Justice Services (809392392) $1,519 State Government
202 N. 9th Street
Richmond, VA
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $1,540,000 for pre-release and post-incarceration services programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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