Berkeley Study Shines Light on the Pressures of Being a Corrections
known that jails and prisons can be violent and stressful places to
work. But the well-being of corrections officers, while a priority
for corrections departments across the country, has rarely been the
subject of formal study.
is a gap that Dr. Amy Lerman at the University of California,
Berkeley; the California Correctional Peace Officers Association
(CCPOA) union; and the CCPOA Benefit Trust Fund aim to fill.
started this project because we want to better understand the impact
of the work environment on our members and the research wasn’t
there,” said Stephen Walker, director of Governmental Affairs for the
Legislation to Fund the Federal Government for Fiscal Year 2019 Includes
$87.5M for Second Chance Act
Trump signed the omnibus fiscal year 2019 spending bill, which
provides $30.9 billion for the U.S. Department of Justice and
includes $3.02 billion for various state and local law enforcement
assistance grant programs.
Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their
provides funding to promote and expand services for incarcerated
parents and their children under the age of 18 as well as helps
children of incarcerated parents gain more access to services that
support their needs. The
deadline to apply is April 15.
in Supervision Initiative–Community Corrections-Led Violence
Reduction Grant Program
program is inviting proposals from states, localities, and federally
recognized tribal jurisdictions to serve as models for probation
and/or parole partnerships with law enforcement and/or prosecuting
agencies to reduce violent crime and recidivism among people under
deadline to apply is March 8.
was supported by Grant No. 2016-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of
Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a
component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs,
which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National
Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office.
Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author
and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of
the U.S. Department of Justice.