Oakland is receiving $750,00 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to fund juvenile reentry programs.
“I applaud the Department of Justice for its commitment to reducing juvenile crime and recidivism,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
“These types of investments in our youth are critical to breaking the cycle of violence and crime by providing young people tools to build productive and prosperous lives. I am committed to continuing to fight to bring all federal resources available to address crime and improve public safety here in Oakland and in the East Bay.”
This funding will pay for the Comprehensive System of Community Reentry Support for Juvenile Offenders (C3RS) project. This is the third major phase of reforms initiated by the City of Oakland in collaboration with key city, county, state, and community partners to address crime and recidivism in the area.