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June 30, 2023

Helping Rural Communities Thrive: How Federal Leaders Can Transform Federal Assistance to Support Rural Justice Practitioners

This report provides insights into the priorities and needs of criminal justice stakeholders from rural communities, including challenges and opportunities around accessing federal grant funding, training, and technical assistance. Thirty-one rural practitioners and researchers participated in a roundtable discussion that highlighted how limited capacity, expertise, and resources impact rural communities’ success in accessing federal funding. The roundtable participants also developed recommendations to meaningfully support rural communities. This report contains their recommendations, organized into chapters addressing federal grant funding, federally sponsored technical assistance, and federally sponsored training.

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