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ODRC to Provide Court-Related Grants

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) announced the renewal process for Probation Improvement and Incentive Grants (PIIG) and SMART Ohio Grants for all Ohio common pleas and municipal courts.

Last month, current Probation Improvement and Incentive grantees received notice if they were eligible for automatic renewal for the 2016 and 2017 fiscal year grant cycle. The PIIG applications will be available for courts with automatic renewals and for first-time applicants on May 20 and are due by June 10.

SMART grantees will receive their renewal applications in the coming weeks. The Request for Qualifications for Courts looking to receive a SMART Ohio grant for the first time will be released in early June.

Grant recipients can use their monies to supplement supervision and treatment costs, increase treatment resources, or increase use of community alternative sanctions for non-violent felony offenders. Grant funds may also be used for starting or supporting specialty dockets, purchasing kiosks for supervision activities, and increasing mental health and substance abuse treatment options, among other opportunities.

Visit ODRC for more information.

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