Category Archive: Second Chance Act

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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