BJA FY 21 Child-friendly Family Visiting Spaces in Jails and Prison...
The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. Preserving positive family connections can yield positive societal benefits in the form of reduced recidivism, less intergenerational criminal justice system involvement, and promotion of healthy child development. The environment of correctional facilities can be intimidating and detrimental to child development. Therefore, this program will provide grants for construction, renovation, or upgrades of child-friendly family visiting spaces in correctional facilities, as well as for revisions of policies and practices to support child-friendly visitation experiences.
- State governments
- County governments
- City or township governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)