Four Communities Get Money for Hope Grants


The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ) recently announced funding to four communities to create court-based programs to prevent probationers from re-offending. The four communities – Clackamas County, Ore; Essex County, Mass; Saline County, Ark; and Tarrant County, Texas – are part of the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) project and funded through the Second Chance Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-199, section 245). The sites vary widely in population, density, and geographic location.

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