Funding Available for National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative and Substance Abuse Program


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Posted on 01/24/2017 by VLCT Communications


The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, which provides funding to test untested sexual assault kits, prevent sexual assaults, and improve the criminal justice system's response to sexual assaults. More information is here. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 2, 2017.

The Bureau is also seeking applications for the Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments to establish or enhance the provision of treatment to adults to facilitate the successful reintegration of individuals returning from incarceration to their communities. More information is here and here. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

For more information, contact Katarina Lisaius, Outreach Representative of the Office of Senator Bernie Sanders, at 802-862-0697 or