Request for Proposals for Reentry Services and Support

Posted in: Past Opportunities

Posted on March 29, 2017

City and state agencies and numerous providers across the city work tirelessly to support the successful reentry of incarcerated people in New York City. To support and strengthen the work of current service providers, the District Attorney’s office is seeking proposals to enhance, expand and/or promote coordination among reentry services and supports in New York City to address the multiple and wide-ranging needs of individuals returning from jail and prison, and in doing so improve outcomes for reentering individuals, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety in New York City.

Each year, approximately 75,000 people return to New York City following a period of incarceration in jail or prison.[i] The challenges associated with reentry from incarceration are well known. Individuals who are incarcerated often enter jail or prison with complex needs in many areas, such as employment, education, housing, family, and behavioral health. The experience of incarceration—conditions of confinement and removal from one’s family and community—can lead to new needs and exacerbate existing needs, all of which may contribute to reincarceration. According to recidivism data compiled by New York City’s Criminal Justice Agency, more than half (51.2%) of defendants sentenced to jail or prison citywide in 2009 were re-arrested within a year, and nearly a quarter (22.9%) of them were re-arrested for a felony offense.  Furthermore, a recent recidivism study found that 38 percent of people released from New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) prisons who were originally committed to prison from New York City returned to DOCCS custody within three years of their release.

The District Attorney’s Office will fund up to $15 million to be spread across multiple awards issued through its request for proposals to enhance reentry services and its Reentry Innovation Challenge. 



  • The deadline to submit questions about this RFP was Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • The deadline to submit proposals was Friday, June 9, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST.


ISLG is the technical assistance consultant to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for CJII. ISLG manages the grantees funded under CJII and provides oversight and performance measurement throughout the lifetime of the initiative. All funds are administered through the Research Foundation of CUNY (Research Foundation).


[i] New York City Department of Corrections (NYC DOC). Releases in 2015. Provided by DOC to ISLG on January 25, 2016. New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYS DOCCS). Releases to New York City in 2014. Provided by DOCCS to ISLG on December 3, 2015.


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