Category Archive: government affairs

Jun 13

Bill to Reauthorize Second Chance Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

By the CSG Justice Center Staff Second Chance Reauthorization Act Co-sponsors Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA] Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL] Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI] Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX] Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL] Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA] Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC] Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA] Rep. Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [D-VA] Rep. Johnson, Bill …

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Jun 13

Congressmen Sensenbrenner Introduces the Second Chance Reauthorization Act

Office of U.S. Congressman Sensenbrenner Today, Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2017. The Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2017 builds on the success of the original Second Chance Act of 2008 and continues to authorize funding for both public and private entities to evaluate and improve academic and vocational education …

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Jun 08

Capitol Hill Event Showcases Progress in Reentry and Recidivism Reduction

By the CSG Justice Center Staff U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) addresses attendees at the event on Capitol Hill. The National Reentry Resource Center and The Council of State Governments Justice Center today released two briefs at an event on Capitol Hill highlighting efforts to reduce recidivism in communities throughout the country. Making People’s Transition from …

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May 25

U.S. Senate Members Express Support for Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Congressional leaders in May took strong bipartisan action in support of three programs—the Second Chance Act (SCA), the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)—aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the local and state level. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ …

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May 23

President’s Budget Recommends Continued Funding for Key DOJ Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Recently President Trump unveiled his $4.1 trillion 2018 budget proposal, which allocates $27.7 billion for Department of Justice programs, including programs aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the state and local level. The proposed budget provides $48 million in continued support for the Second Chance Act (SCA). …

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May 03

Congressional Leaders Agree on Bill Funding Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Congressional leaders reached a deal on Sunday, April 30, on a more than $1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, which will provide new funding for the federal government for the current fiscal year. Congress will need to clear the spending package before current appropriations expire at midnight on Friday, May 5. …

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May 03

Congress Unveils Bill Funding Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Congressional leaders reached a deal on Sunday, April 30, on a more than $1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, which will provide new funding for the federal government for the current fiscal year. Congress will need to clear the spending package before current appropriations expire at midnight on Friday, May 5. …

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Apr 26

Senate Passes Portman Resolution to Designate April 2017 as ‘Second Chance Month’

Office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman Last night, the United States Senate passed U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) resolution to designate April 2017 as “Second Chance Month” and honor those who work to remove unnecessary barriers that prevent those with a criminal record from becoming productive members of society. Portman, who is the author of …

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Apr 18

U.S. House Members Express Support for Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Congressional leaders in April took strong bipartisan action in support of three programs—the Second Chance Act (SCA), the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)—aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the local and state level. Representatives Bill Johnson (R-OH), …

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Apr 12

U.S. Senator Lankford Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution to Designate April as “Second Chance Month”

Office of U.S. Senator James Lankford Senator James Lankford has joined Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to introduce a resolution that designates April 2017 as “Second Chance Month.” The bipartisan resolution honors those who work to remove unnecessary barriers that prevent those with a criminal record from becoming productive …

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