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 or for prior beneficiaries, an additional one year (four years combined). The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) is Governor Baker’s designated agency responsible for administration of the JRJ Grant Program for Federal Fiscal Year’s 2013 and 2014.
This grant application is for FFYs 2013 and 2014 funds which will be awarded concurrently. EOPSS intends to award a total of $88,577.60 (FFY2010 funds: $57,693.60; FFY2014 funds: $38,884). The total award will be allocated equally for the benefit of prosecutors and defenders. In total, ten beneficiaries will be selected: five defenders and five prosecutors. The total for each beneficiary will be $8,857.76. Please refer to the JRJ Student Loan Repayment Program Applicant Eligibility Information document for further details on how to apply.
Application Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Applications Due: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Anticipated Award Announcements: Friday, March 20, 2015