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John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program

Program provides loan repayment assistance to public defenders and prosecutors

FFY 2016 JRJ Grant

Congress enacted the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act, 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 as local and state prosecutors who commit to continued employment as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.

Even though beneficiaries of the FFY 2016 JRJ Grant have been selected, information regarding the process is provided below for those interested in applying when funding is available in the future. 

Anticipated total award available for distribution: $37,742.00 

The anticipated total for each beneficiary will be up to $3,774.20.