Issue Brief 10-29
July 1, 2010

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) released federal fiscal year (FY) 2010 John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program (JRJ) grant allocations and application details on May 26, 2010.  This new program provides loan repayment assistance for local, state, and federal public defenders, and local and state prosecutors who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.Designated state agencies are eligible to apply for the funds. The application deadline has been extended to July 27, 2010.