The Federal Bureau of Prisons, more commonly referred to as BOP, is a federal law enforcement agency operating in the United States Department of Justice that is basically responsible for the administration of the nation’s federal jail system.
The grants and programs of the BOP are all aimed towards the attainment of its general agency mission which is to “protect society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, tolerant, cost-efficient, and reasonably secure, and that provide work and other self improvement opportunities to help offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens.”
In accordance with this mission, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has just recently constituted the development of the Jail Resource Management: Review and Revision Program wherein it proposes to solicit applications for the revision of its existing Jail Resource Management Training Program.
The existing Jail Resource Management Programme is generally attended by sheriffs and a number of other jail directors. The program offers a 3-day training course that principally concentrates on the resource needs of a jail, including the development and presentation of a budget request, the determination of alternative funding options, and the management of a jail’s budget.
The Jail Resource Management: Review and Revision Program plans to enhance the current Jail Resource Management Programme in an attempt to maximise the resources of the state’s jail centers.
The grant awardees will be asked to work closely with the Federal Bureau of Prisons staff for a project duration of 9 months. In order to be considered deserving, a candidate must be able to manifest information in the following areas:
a) The purpose, functions, and operational complexities of local jails
b) The budget-related concerns in jails
c) The study of jail resource needs
d) The development and presentation of a convincing budget request to suitable ruling bodies
e) The resource limitations that are faced by various local jails and central authorities.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is set to administer funding in the amount of of $80,000 to support the implementation of the project.
The establishments and organizations that will be deemed eligible to participate in the Jail Resource Management: Review and Revision Program are the following:
a) State or general unit of local government
b) Private agencies
c) Educational institutions
d) Individuals or teams that will manifest experience in the areas in focus.
All the establishments and organizations mentioned above will be given the chance to submit an application under the programme so long as they can demonstrate their capability to successfully carry out the activities included in the project.
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