Transcript: 12/02/05 Question and Answer Exchange

The following is a transcript of a formal question and answer exchange between the Boston Globe and the Boston Police Department. The responses given to these questions were used to prepare an article that appeared in the December 6 edition of the Boston Globe.The questions asked were submitted by the Boston Globe. The replies were provided by the Boston Police Office of Media Relations. This is a full and complete transcript. Neither the questions nor the responses have been edited.

The following is a transcript of a formal question and answer exchange between the Boston Globe and the Boston Police Department. The responses given to these questions were used to prepare an article that appeared in the December 6 edition of the Boston Globe. The questions asked were submitted by the Boston Globe. The replies were provided by the Boston Police Office of Media Relations. This is a full and complete transcript. Neither the questions nor the responses have been edited. Friday, December 2, 2005 Regarding the existing re-entry program grant: Question One: When was this grant awarded? 2001 Question Two: How much money is involved? $1,141,155.02 Question Three: When does it expire? June 2006 Question Four: Has a decision been made to apply for renewal of this grant? The DOJ COPS & BJA grants are not renewable Question Five: What is the funding source -- that is, what is the name of the federal fund that the money comes from, and what federal agency does the money come through? In the last 5 years, the BRI has been supported through a collection of grants received from the Department of Justice - COPS Office, Bureau of Justice Statistics & SVORI Grant, and the MA Attorney General's Safe Neighborhood grant Regarding the Dept. of Labor Nov. 8 announcement of new grants under the President's Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative: Question Six: Was the application for a grant from this program submitted by the BMA and Boston police for money to expand the existing program, or to do something very different from the existing program? This grant was to expand the BRI program to include less serious offenders, plus potentially serve a small number of existing BRI clients. Question Seven: Were the accomplishments of the existing program cited in the application for this grant? Yes Question Eight: What were those accomplishments? See attached (PDF file)