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Justice Reinvestment
Diverting Short Minimum Offenders

NOTICE! - The deadline to submit applications has been extended to MARCH 1, 2016 - NOTICE! 


In 2012, Act 196 was enacted and established the Justice Reinvestment Fund to support programs and activities to improve the delivery of criminal justice services in the Commonwealth. One component of the Fund is to support the diversion of short min offenders from state prison.


The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC) announces a funding solicitation totaling $1.5 million for county government candidates to divert “short min” inmates from state incarceration.  The PA DOC defines short min inmates as inmates whose minimum sentence date is one year or less from their admission date to state prison.  Interested parties should demonstrate effective diversion strategies.  The PA DOC believes this is an important initiative in that short min inmates may be better served and show better outcomes by remaining close to home within the county criminal justice system.



Solicitation Timeline:

December 30, 2015 - Solicitation is Released to Public - Completed 

January 12, 2016 - Webinar for Interested Applicants - Completed
Webinar Presentation - Click Webinar Presentation - Click HERE

January 15, 2016 - Deadline to Submit Questions - Completed

March 1, 2016 - 4:00pm EST Applications Submitted to PADOC - Deadline EXTENDED!!


Solicitation Materials:


     Appendix A - PA DOC Risk Screen Took (RST)

     Appendix B - Budget Template
     Frequently Asked Questions - - NEW!! 




Interested candidates should send all inquiries to:
Please put Please put “Justice Reinvestment-Short Min Offender Diversion Demonstration Awards” in the subject line.
Interested candidates have through January 15, 2016, to submit questions.


Due to the competitive nature of this solicitation, the PA DOC staff will not be able to answer questions about how an applicant should respond to sections of the application. The PA DOC Staff may only field questions to clarify the funding announcement.