Category Archive: Second Chance Act

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 18

Apply Now: Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking grant applications from community- and faith-based organizations and Native American tribal groups interested in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities after incarceration. Grantees will develop comprehensive case-management plans for people reentering their communities who are at medium-to-high risk of reoffending. The …

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May 18

Apply Now: Second Chance Act Implementing County and Statewide Plans to Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY2017 Second Chance Act: Implementing County and Statewide Plans to Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Program. The program will provide grants to support counties and states that have developed a recidivism-reduction plan to better align …

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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 19

From Jailhouse to Coffeehouse, SCA-Funded Program Supports Omahans During and After Incarceration

By Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center Several days after Cortney was arrested on drug charges in October 2016, she called her mother from Nebraska’s Douglas County Correctional Center. They hadn’t been in contact since a police task force came to her mother’s home to arrest Courtney. As the two spoke, the fear Cortney recalled seeing …

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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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Apr 07

Corrections Leaders Visit with White House Staff about Criminal Justice Issues

By CSG Justice Center Staff From left: Secretary Wetzel, Director Kempf, Director Cook, Commissioner Dunn, and Secretary Tilley. National and state corrections leaders visited the White House last week to discuss several key issues that they believe impact public safety in their states and others across the country. The leaders, representing Alabama, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and …

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Apr 04

Apply Now: Second Chance Act Smart on Juvenile Justice—Community Supervision Reform Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for the Second Chance Act Smart on Juvenile Justice: Community Supervision Reform Program. The grant program supports the planning and implementation of a comprehensive community supervision reform plan that addresses the following: (1) critical programmatic functions in day-to-day juvenile community supervision …

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