Massachusetts John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program
Federal Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 Grant Application

Congress enacted the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) codified at 42 U.S.C. §3797cc-21 and named for the late John Reid Justice of South Carolina, to encourage qualified attorneys to choose careers as prosecutors and public defenders and to continue in that service. The John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program provides loan repayment assistance for local, state, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to continued employment as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) is Governor Baker’s designated agency responsible for administration of the JRJ Grant Program.

The grant application process for the FFY13 and FY14 JRJ funds has been completed.  Information on future opportunities available through this grant program will be posted on this website and also available through the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Federal Defender's Office, District Attorneys' offices, and the Attorney General's Office. Please continue to check this website for updated information and/or consult with the aforementioned employers.  Questions related to this program can be directed to the Office of Grants and Research's Justice and Prevention Division at 617.725.3301.